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Periodic Tables: Brain-Machine Interfaces: A new way to understand and repair the human nervous system, with Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD

13sep7:00 pm8:00 pmPeriodic Tables: Brain-Machine Interfaces: A new way to understand and repair the human nervous system, with Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD

Location

MotorCo, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time

Event Details

In 2014, Juliano Pinto, a paraplegic man, kicked the ceremonial first ball at the 2014 World Cup. How was he able to do this? He used his brain to control an exoskeleton. Duke University Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience Miguel Nicolelis, the pioneering scientist behind this remarkable technology, will discuss the science behind brain-machine interfaces and their promise not only for prosthetics, but for understanding and treating a wide range of neurological disorders, from Parkinson’s disease to epilepsy.

Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way. This event is free, although donations at the door help us cover venue costs and are greatly appreciated! Click here to learn more about Periodic Tables, including additional upcoming speakers and past topics!


Immediately following this event we will be hosting a screening of Twitch: A Documentary | The Last Generation with Huntington’s Disease, with guest and documentary creator Kristen Powers. Learn more

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