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Date & Time: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 11:00
Speaker: 
Miguel A. Nicolelis
Affiliation: 

Professor in Neuroscience, Duke School of Medicine
Depts. of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Psychology and Neuroscience 
Co-Director, Center for Neuroengineering
Duke University

Description: 

Dr. Nicolelis has dedicated his career to investigating how the brains of freely behaving animals encode sensory and motor information. As a result of his studies, Dr. Nicolelis was first to propose and demonstrate that animals and human subjects can utilize their electrical brain activity to directly control neuroprosthetic devices via brain-machine interfaces (BMI).

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Nicolelis pioneered and perfected the development of a new neurophysiological method, known today as chronic, multi-site, multi-electrode recordings. Using this approach in a variety of animal species, as well as in intra-operative procedures in human patients, Dr. Nicolelis launched a new field of investigation, which aims at measuring the concurrent activity and interactions of large populations of single neurons throughout the brain. Through his work, Dr. Nicolelis has discovered a series of key physiological principles that govern the operation of mammalian brain circuits.

Room: 
F-1455
Location: 
CERVO Research Centre
Seminar type: 
Conférence du Centre de recherche CERVO

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