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Summer School on Brain Reading and Writing: New Perspectives of Neurotechnology, 2-8 June, Italy

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)


February 18, 2019

Event Date:

June 02, 2019 - June 08, 2019

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FENS SfN Summer School 2019 on brain reading and writing: new perspectives of neurotechnology

This year’s FENS-SfN neuroscience summer school on Brain reading and writing: new perspectives of neurotechnology will take place on 2-8 June in Bertinoro, Italy. We would like to invite you to have a look at the programme below.

Scientific chairs:

Dr. Pieter Roelfsema, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, The Netherlands

Dr. Andrew B. Schwartz, Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA

School Programme Description

During this school, we will discuss the intracortical methods being developed for reading from, and writing to, the brain. A set of international lectures will provide an overview of the emerging therapeutic applications made possible with this technology. In addition to being exposed to new hardware, students will learn about, and apply new computational approaches to facilitate brain-device communication. We will discuss some of the interesting ethical ramifications of a neuro-technologically assisted future.

Faculty members:

Matteo Carandini, Cortexlab, UCL, UK

Xinyan Tracy Cui, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Eduardo Fernandez, Institute of Bioengineering, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain

Tim Harris, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, USA

Karin Jongsma, Julius Center, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Jason Kerr, Department of Behavior and Brain Organization, Research Center caesar, Bonn, Germany

Stephanie Lacour, Center for Neuroprosthetics, EPFL, Switzerland

Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review, USA

José-Alain Sahel, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA

Eilon Vaadia, Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, Israel

Anna Wang Roe, Zhejiang University Interdisciplinary
Institute of Neuroscience and Technology (ZIINT), China

Byron Yu, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 

Application form:

Deadline: 18 February 2019, 3pm CET.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Publish Date
February 08, 2019


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