Past Meetup

This is Your Brain on Technology: The Science of Human Performance

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Join us at Genspace ( for another lecture presented as part of the Know Science ( series. Know Science is an international education and advocacy organization working to promote knowledge of science and scientific research to a non-specialized audience.

As technology continues to develop at an unprecedented rate, we have more personal devices that can tell us about our health, habits, and bodies than ever before. This is an exciting time – these technologies hold the potential to allow us to personalize our approaches to health, fitness, and wellness. In this talk, Dr. David Putrino will describe some of the most exciting emerging technologies, and discuss how we can use them to transform public health. He will also explore the future of human performance research, and identify how attitudes and ideas need to change to integrate technology and quantifiable science into our everyday lives.

Dr. David Putrino is a physical therapist with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, and Treasurer of Know Science. He has worked clinically in both private practice and hospital environments before moving from Australia to the United States to study computational neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and MIT. He then accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University, designing prostheses for Brain Machine Interface devices. David is currently an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation at Burke Medical Research Institute. In this position, he works at the intersection of science, healthcare, and technology by developing low-cost and accessible healthcare solutions for individuals in need of better healthcare accessibility. He also consults for Red Bull High Performance, using state-of-the-art technology to monitor and enhance athlete performance. Finally, he serves as the “Chief Mad Scientist” of Not Impossible Labs, a group that crowd-sources accessible technological solutions for high-impact humanitarian problems.