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Mind Over Matter: The Future of Brain Computer Interfaces

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

The doctors with joysticks (Eric Leuthardt, seated, and Matthew Smyth, standing) engage in a game of Space Invaders while biomedical engineer Daniel Moran looks on behind the computer screen.

Photo by David Kilper / WUSTL Photo

Featured Speaker: Eric C. Leuthardt, MD,Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and Director, Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery; 2007 Academy of Science Innovation Award recipient

Over the last decade the idea of machines that can be controlled by one’s thoughts has emerged from the realm of fiction to one of serious scientific inquiry. These types of devices hold tremendous promise for improving the quality of life of individuals who are cognitively intact yet motor impaired. Join Eric Leuthardt, M.D., assistant professor of Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at Washington University, as he discusses human brain signals, how these signals are decoded, the implications they hold for brain computer interfaces, and
how the world will change when we can control devices with our thoughts alone.

Presented in conjunction with the History Museum gallery installation, The Americans with Disabilities Act: Twenty Years Later, on display at the Missouri History Museum, June 26, 2010 – June 6, 2011.

To be held at:
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium

Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park

St. Louis, Missouri 63112

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome.
Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.

Perspectives on Science & History Series Co-sponsored by:

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Date:
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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