SAGE Center Lecture: Olaf Blanke

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


 

Free Event

“From the Neuroscience of Ghosts to Bodily Self-consciousness and Robotic Psychiatry”

Olaf Blanke is the founding director of the Center for Neuroprosthetics, Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He also directs the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at EPFL and is a Professor of Neurology at the University Hospital of Geneva. His research is dedicated to the neuroscientific study of multisensory body perception and its relevance for self-consciousness by using a broad range of methods such as neuropsychology, invasive and non-invasive electrophysiology, and brain imaging in healthy subjects, neurological and psychiatric patients. Recently, he started the joint use of engineering techniques (robotics, virtual reality) with techniques from cognitive neuroscience and their application to cognitive neuroprosthetics and neuro-rehabilitation. He received the Leenaards Prize in 2003 and the Pfizer Prize in 2004.

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