Workshop 3

Neuroinformatics of BMI: decoding and control of neural codes
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Chair: Kenji Doya
Speakers: Yukiyasu Kamitani, Eilon Vaadia and Edward Boyden

Controlling a robot by thought, seeing through silicon retina, connecting brains by wire, or WiFi -- brain-machine interface (BMI) has developed not only as practical technology for neuroprosthetics, but also for real-life testing of our understanding of information coding in the brain. The three speakers of this workshop present the latest developments in non-invasive BMI in humans, multi-electrode BMI in monkeys, and optical stimulation and  sensing in genetically engineered animals. Panels will discuss neuroinformatic challenges in BMI, including methods of modeling and decoding, sharing of data and software, and possible social impacts.

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