About Martha Herbert

Dr. Martha Herbert is a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School who is an affiliate of the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and directs the TRANSCEND Research Program and the Higher Synthesis Foundation. Her research interests include how changes in whole-body physiology may impact brain structure, function and development, how environmental influences can act through our physiology to degrade molecular and neuroglial function – or create improvement and fulfill potential, and how emerging bioinformatics and small-scale measurement technologies can facilitate crowdsourcing of health and lifestyle data.

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A little girl whom I wrote up in my book The Autism Revolution was diagnosed with the idic 15 mutation. Because this mutation is associated with autism, her geneticist told her family that her current set of limitations were what they could expect she would live with her whole lifetime. These limitations included inability to [&hellip

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