This team-taught and interdisciplinary series will address advances in neuroscience which are allowing unprecedented access to the workings of the brain.
Presented in partnership with the University of Washington Alumni Association and The Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Washington.
Lectures will demonstrate how mathematical thinking and computational analogies, combined with rapidly advancing experimental techniques, help to make sense of brain activity. We will also highlight powerful and promising biological and digital technologies that may permit us to intervene in brain function in order to circumvent, repair or rebuild malfunctioning brain circuits.
Single tickets for each event may be purchased at the door for $20. The box office will open at 6:30 PM.
Speakers, Dates and Topics:
Weds, 10/22 Beth Buffalo (Physiology and Biophysics; UW Institute for Neuroengineering): “Finding Your Way: How Brains Encode Space and How We Remember Where We Are”
Weds, 11/5 Paul Phillips (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences): “Why We Love Some Things Too Much: The Neuroscience of Addiction
Weds, 11/19 Rajesh Rao (Computer Science & Engineering; Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering): “Brain-Computer Interfaces: Building the Bionic Man”
Weds, 12/3 Jay Neitz (Ophthalmology): “Color Vision: Restoring Sight in the Eyes and in the Brain”
Weds, 10/1 Philip Horner (Neurological Surgery; Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine): “Using Stem Cells to Regenerate Spinal Cord”