Atlanta Science Festival

External Events Summary Sentence: 
Neuro-Engineering: Blurring the lines between mind and machine
Event Date/Time: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 19:30
Event Location: 
Monday Night Garage 933 Lee St SW Atlanta, 30310
Event Description: 

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. Come have a drink and learn about the latest excitement in neuro-engineering!

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Presented by GT Neural Engineering Center, GT School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, GT/Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Brain initiative

Topics: Life Sciences Health Engineering Technology

Audience: Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)