Neuro-Engineering: Blurring the Lines between Mind and Machine

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: 
Monday Night Garage (933 Lee Street, Atlanta, GA 30310)

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Neuro-Engineering: Blurring the Lines between Mind and Machine

Controlling computers and robots with thoughts? Modifying brain activity to treat disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and depression without medication? New neurotechnologies can sound like fantasy, but what is science fact and what is science fiction? As this technology blurs the lines between mind and machine, does it change our definition of what it means to be human? Local technology and ethics researchers leading the neuro-engineering revolution will address these questions in an engaging interactive discussion, including live audience demonstrations of neural interfaces. Presenters will be faculty from Emory and Georgia Tech leading neuroengineering or neuroethics research efforts: Dr. Chethan Pandarinath, Dr. Karen Rommelfanger, Dr. Christopher Rozell, and Dr. Annabelle Singer. 

This event is open to all ages and parking is available onsite. Doors open at 7pm and the event will start at 7:30pm. Monday Night Brewing will have a bar open in the Garage and their staff will be selling beer from 7-10pm (credit card only). Note that *NO* food will be available for sale. 

Presented by the Georgia Tech Neural Engineering Center, the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, IEEE Brain initiative

For more information and to get tickets, visit the site for this event on the Atlanta Science Festival web page. 

Last revised February 26, 2019