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Public Lecture: Dynamic Brain Mapping and Brain-Computer Interfaces

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Bin He, Ph.D.

Trustee Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Neural Interfacing Training Program
Carnegie Mellon University,  Pittsburgh, Pa.
Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

Dynamic Brain Mapping and Brain-Computer Interface

Date: May 5, 2022

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Archived video

About this Seminar

Brain activity is distributed over the 3-dimensional volume and evolves in time. Mapping spatio-temporal distribution of brain activation with high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution is of great importance for understanding the brain and aiding in the clinical diagnosis and management of brain disorders. Electrophysiological source imaging from noninvasively recorded high density electroencephalogram has played a significant role in advancing our ability to image brain function and dysfunction. Dr. He will discuss his lab’s recent work in localizing and imaging brain activity and networks in healthy humans, and seizure generating networks in drug-resistant epilepsy patients, using high density electroencephalograms recorded from the scalp. Discussion involves principles and state-of-the-art of brain-computer interface using noninvasive brain waves, from which human “intention” is decoded using novel machine learning algorithms. Dr. He’s research shows that humans are able to control the flight of a drone and a robotic arm, just by thinking about it with recordings from noninvasive electroencephalograms. His team’s results also show that experience with mindful meditation or yoga can improve human capability for mind control. 

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

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Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read VT News Story

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