Neurotechnology – Is the Future Near?
Sofya Kulikova, PhD, Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Empirical Studies, HSE Campus in Perm, will teach classes at secondary schools in Perm as part of the Brain Awareness Week.
Brain Awareness Week will take place on March 14 – 30, 2016, supported by HSE Campus in Perm. Students of the School No.9, Gymnasium No.6 and other schools will learn more about the secrets of the human brain and achievements in neurotechnology.
Sofya Kulikova told us about the themes of her lessons:
‘We hear so much about neuroscience and neurotechnology today, that people might think that a fictional future with thought-reading, telepathy, and the ‘computer brain’ is already coming today or tomorrow. What is really going on and what do scientists really know today about how our brain works?
In my talk, I’ll speak about the structure of the human brain and the key principles of how it works. We’ll learn what methods neuroscientists use to study the brain, how they can measure its development, and whether they can interfere in its functions. We’ll see that studying the brain is an interdisciplinary process, where success is reached through joint effort by a lot of scientists, not only biologists and medical researchers, but also physicists, chemists, mathematicians, information scientists, and scholars in other areas.
At the end of the lesson, we’ll look at opportunities for neurotechnology application in various areas, including medicine, military science, entertainment, and even economics.’
Brain Awareness Week is an international event carried out globally and annually with the support of the Society for Neuroscience, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.