From: John Rinehart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Replacement Parts for the Brain: Intracranial Implantation of Hardware Models of Neural Circuitry
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This conference will bring together leading researchers throughout the
country for a focus on one of the newest frontiers of neuroscientific
and bioengineering research: the intracranial implantation of computer
chip models of brain function as neural prosthetics to replace damaged
or dysfunctional brain tissue. In considering the development of
"replacement parts for the brain", speakers will address recent
advances in (i) biologically realistic mathematical models of brain or spinal cord function, (ii) silicon- and/or photonics-based computational devices which incorporate those models, and (ii)
"neuron-silicon interface" devices, i.e., micron-scale multi-site
electrode arrays to provide bi-directional communication between the computational element and functioning neuronal tissue. The conference is intended to synergize interdisciplinary research in the neural, engineering, and biomedical sciences.
For more information regarding the conference and meeting registration, please click on the conference web site address:
Theodore W. Berger, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Neural Engineering
500 Olin Hall
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1450
Dennis Glanzman, Ph.D.
Chief, Theoretical Neuroscience Program
5600 Fishers Lane