Matteo Cerri: Will humans one day hibernate?

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Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Work, Play, Rest – Part 3.

Bears and squirrels hibernate to survive harsh conditions; why not humans? If we want to travel deep into space or combat deadly diseases, physiologist Matteo Cerri says hibernation might be the key.

About Matteo Cerri

Matteo Cerri is a neurophysiologist and hibernation researcher. His studies focus on methods to induce a state resembling hibernation in non-hibernators, including humans.

Cerri teaches physiology at the University of Bologna in Italy and consults for the European

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