Of brains and pulses: conversations with the nervous system

Professor Francisco Sepulveda Professorial Inaugural Lecture

  • Tue 29 May 18

    18:00 - 19:00

  • Colchester Campus

    LTB 10, University of Essex

  • Event speaker

    Professor Francisco Sepulveda

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series

  • Contact details

    01206 874471

Brain interfaces have come of age, albeit more so in fiction than in reality. Whilst as a research community we have had relative success in creating technology to communicate directly with the brain and other parts of the nervous system, huge challenges remain. Professor Sepulveda will discuss the challenges in the context of clinical solutions, assistive technology, and general use as well, with a focus on his teams' work throughout the years. The short and long-term future of the field will also be discussed, with special emphasis on the ethical issues involved.

Our Professorial Inaugural Lecture series celebrates excellence in research undertaken by our recently appointed professors, It's a privilege to have leading global thinkers at our University and through this lecture series we are keen to share our very best research, to exchange ideas and inspire you. Conducting Internationally significant research means our lecturers always have their finers on the pulse and academics at Essex are at the forefront of the latest research findings and emerging trends. Our new professors will offer enlightening explanations on their own specialist subjects in areas such as law, sociology, politics, health and human sciences, psychology, philosophy, history, human rights, economics, mathematics and literature. This event is free and open to all. Following the talk there will be a drinks reception where you have the chance to ask the professor any questions over a glass of wine.

How to book

Book your free ticket.

This event is part of the Professorial Inaugural Lectures.

Related events