About the talk
Archimedes once said, “Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.” In regard to brain-machine interfaces, this would sound as: “Give me a place where to record, and an electrode good enough, and I will read your thought.”
Brain-machine interfaces are rooted in the neurophysiological studies showing that brain neurons modulate their activity in a relatively consistent way (unlike, for example, computers) in relationship to motor plans, shifts in attention, perceptions, illusions, and various thoughts. Information can be decoded from these neural modulations and transmitted to external devices, and even to the other subjects’ brains. While such systems are developing, a realization is growing that more places to record and more electrodes are needed.
About Dr. Mikhail Lebedev
After years of conducting neurophysiological and neuroprosthetic research in nonhuman primates, the worldwide renowned neuroscientist Dr. Mikhail Lebedev is now leading the Center for Bioelectric Interfaces at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics (Moscow) where the focus of his research is on electrocorticography-based interfaces in humans.