30/09/2013

This is not a pipe

In order to analyze how we humans can adapt our views to the group to which we belong, the American psychologist Solomon Asch, a pioneer in social psychology, conducted in 1951 a series of experiments showing how an individual is capable of change his mind because of social pressure and, the more surprising, do it voluntarily and denying the evidence.

The researchers asked some students to participate in an ‘visual perception test’ on you had to compare the length of a number of lines printed on a paper. All participants were in cahoots except one, and in fact the real experiment was to see his reaction to the behavior of others as a group.

The experiment was repeated with 123 different protagonists and the results revealed that if the answers of his partners were correct, the subject failed only 1% of the time, whereas if they chose the wrong answer unanimously, the individual was swayed by the overwhelmingly majority in almost 37% of cases, even being aware that his choice did not fit with the reality he was watching.

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Degree in medicine and surgery from the University Complutense of Madrid, specialized in clinical pharmacology at the Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM-Hospital del Mar being doctorate in pharmacy from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona —cum laude and European Doctor Mention diploma—, MA in toxicology from the University of Seville and Master in homeopathy from the Universitat de Barcelona. The early years of his career focused on hospital medicine, teaching and scientific research. For two years he was director of clinical drug development center and neuroimaging of GlaxoSmithKline in London —Clinical Imaging Centre—. He is also professor emeritus of pharmacology and toxicology in the department of experimental toxicology at Imperial College London. 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En 30 años tendremos la capacidad de controlar el envejecimiento

—El doctor Aubrey de Grey es gerontólogo biomédico, británico aunque afincado en Mountain View, California, como director científico de SENS Research Foundation, organización benéfica de investigación biomédica que realiza y financia investigaciones de laboratorio dedicadas a combatir el proceso de envejecimiento.
Es también editor jefe de Rejuvenation Research, la revista de referencia mundial sobre la intervención en el envejecimiento. Se licenció en ciencias de la computación y se doctoró en biología en la Universidad de Cambridge. Sus investigaciones se centran en la identificación de todos los tipos de daño celular y molecular autoinfligido, que constituyen el envejecimiento de los mamíferos, y el diseño de intervenciones para reparar y/o evitar ese daño.
De Grey es además miembro de la Sociedad Gerontológica de América y de la Asociación Estadounidense del Envejecimiento, y forma parte de juntas asesoras editoriales y científicas de numerosas revistas y organizaciones.
Ponente muy solicitado, da entre 40 y 50 charlas al año entre conferencias científicas, universidades, empresas —de áreas que van desde la industria farmacéutica hasta los seguros de vida— y directamente al público.

In 30 years from now we will have the ability to control aging

—Dr Aubrey de Grey is a British biomedical gerontologist based in Mountain View, California, as Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a biomedical research charity that performs and funds laboratory research dedicated to combating the aging process.
In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. He received his BA in computer science and PhD in biology from the University of Cambridge. His research interests encompass the characterisation of all the types of self-inflicted cellular and molecular damage that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage.
Dr de Grey is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations.
He is a highly sought-after speaker who gives 40–50 invited talks per year at scientific conferences, universities, companies in areas ranging from pharma to life insurance, and directly to the public.

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