NIH Director’s Lecture on Brain Machinery, Oct. 16
Dr. Miguel Nicolelis of Duke University Medical Center will deliver the first of three NIH Director’s Lectures in the 2019-2020 Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS). His talk, “Brain-Machine Interfaces: From Basic Science to Neuroprostheses and Neurological Recovery,” is Oct. 16 from 3 to 4 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.
Nicolelis has dedicated his career to investigating how the brains of freely behaving animals encode sensory and motor information. He was the first to propose and demonstrate that animals and human subjects can use their electrical brain activity to directly control neuroprosthetic devices via brain-machine interfaces.
WALS convenes on most Wednesdays from September through June. The WALS Director’s Lectures feature leading researchers from around the globe and are specially approved by the NIH director.
There will be a reception, sponsored by FAES, and an opportunity to meet with Nicolelis in the NIH Library following the lecture. For more information and reasonable accommodation, contact Jacqueline Roberts, (301) 694-6747 or email WALSoffice@od.nih.gov at least 5 days before the lecture. The lecture will be videocast (https://videocast.nih.gov). For more information about the WALS season, visit https://oir.nih.gov/wals.