Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Cardiovascular Physics


  • When Apr 27, 2012 12:00 to Apr 28, 2012 12:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Langenbeck Virchow Haus Luisenstr. 58/59 10117 Berlin
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Could computers someday interact directly with the human brain? The vision of HIVE is that in the next 50 years we will witness the coming of age of technologies for fluent brain-computer and computer-mediated brain-to-brain interaction. While recent research has delivered important breakthroughs in brain-to-computer transmission, little has been achieved in the other direction––computer-controlled brain stimulation. The goal of the workshop is to present research toward developing a new generation of powerful and controllable non-invasive brain stimulation technologies.

State-of-the-art presentations on current distribution models and multi-scale neuron current interaction modeling will be presented. Results from stimulation experiments using tDCS, TMS, EEG and fMRI in different scenarios are given in overview and original presentations. Discussions during the workshop will lead to the design of multisite transcranial current stimulation technologies using real time EEG monitoring and feedback.

Keynote speakers include world research leaders in the fields of brain stimulation and BCI. Last year we invited:

Dr. Niels Birbaumer
Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone

The HIVE project has opened this workshop to all researchers from in this new multi-disciplinary field, based on acceptance of an abstract. You can find the Call for Abstracts here. Best abstracts and presentations will be selected for publication in a Special Issue of the journal "Physiological Measurement".