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Friday, June 24 • 9:20pm - 10:40pm
From Artificial Senses to Electronic Soul: Progress in Neural Interfaces

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The electrical nature of neural signaling allows efficient bi-directional electrical communication with the neural system. Such interfaces are utilized for restoration of sensory inputs, such as hearing for the deaf, and sight for the blind. Interfaces with the peripheral neuro-muscular system and with the motor cortex of the brain can actuate prosthetic limbs. Deep brain stimulation helps to control depression and tremor in patients with Alzheimer disease. With technological advances and progress in understanding neural systems, these interfaces may allow not only restoration of lost function, but also augmentation and expansion of our capabilities, such as external memory and data processing, artificial senses and new states of mind. What is the future of our electronic soul? 

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Daniel Palanker

Daniel Palanker is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and in the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory at Stanford University. He is working on optical and electronic technologies for diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and prosthetic applications, primarily in ophthalmology. In the field of electro-neural interfaces, Dr. Palanker is developing neural stimulators for electronic control of organs, including retinal prosthesis for... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 9:20pm - 10:40pm
SC2081 Knight's Valley

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