New Meetup: Miguel Nicolelis: "The New Neuroscience of Connecting the Brain with Machines"

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Sent on: Thursday, October 7, 2010 4:16 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Brain & Consciousness Group!

What: Miguel Nicolelis: "The New Neuroscience of Connecting the Brain with Machines"

When: Thursday, October 7,[masked]:00 PM

Where: The Beckman Center @ UCI
100 Academy Way
Irvine, CA 92617
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"Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting the Brain with Machines--and How It Will Change Our Lives"

Featuring: Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD; Duke University Medical Center

Thursday, October 7, 2010; 7:00 p.m.
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences
and Engineering; University of California, Irvine

In this talk, Dr. Nicolelis will review recent experiments
demonstrating the possibility of using real-time models to investigate
how neurons encode or "analyze" motor information, and describe evidence indicating that a robotic arm may induce significant changes in the properties of neurons located in multiple brain areas, raising the possibility that control of a robot arm can be "learned" as if they were simple extensions of the subject's own body.

Lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.
RSVP to[masked] or [address removed].

http://www.bio.uci.edu/events/docs/Gerard%20Lecture_M_Nicolelis_Postcard.pdf

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