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  • How to Grow a Brain in a Jar - Neuroengineering 101

    Title: How to Grow a Brain in a Jar - Neuroengineering 101

    Description:
    As the organ of consciousness, the brain represents the ultimate target for researchers and biohackers interested in investigating and eventually modifying the human organism. Advanced monitoring systems and - more recently - early prostheses targeting the central nervous system have been developed. At the same time, dramatic progress in cell culture techniques and stem cell differentiation have allowed for the creation of autonomous neural structures and “mini-brains” ex-vivo, which have been used for therapeutic purposes, microphysiological studies, and more. Additionally, researchers have worked towards creating electronics that mimic the function of the nervous system to enhance computing capabilities. All three of these thrusts fall under the broader umbrella of neuroengineering. This talk aims to provide a crash course in recent developments in the field of neuroengineering, and to show how some of this research might be replicated in the home lab. Come learn about the bleeding edge of neuroengineering, as these technologies begin to move out of the lab and into the biohacking world, and as the line between human and machine grows ever blurrier.

    Speaker(s): Jack

    Location: Biohacking Vlg

    Discord: https://discord.com/channels/7082082...34216831500298

    Event starts: 2020-08-09 12:30 (12:30 PM) PDT (UTC -07:00)

    Event ends: 2020-08-09 13:00 (01:00 PM) PDT (UTC -07:00)

    For the most up-to-date information, please either visit https://info.defcon.org, or use HackerTracker, which is available for iOS and Android. This is an automated message, and this data was last modified 2020-08-02T21:55 (UTC).
    Starts
    August 9, 2020 12:30
    Ends
    August 9, 2020 13:00
    Location
    Biohacking Vlg
    Last edited by aNullValue; August 2, 2020, 15:35.

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    Originally posted by aNullValue View Post
    Title: How to Grow a Brain in a Jar - Neuroengineering 101

    Description:
    As the organ of consciousness, the brain represents the ultimate target for researchers and biohackers interested in investigating and eventually modifying the human organism. Advanced monitoring systems and - more recently - early prostheses targeting the central nervous system have been developed. At the same time, dramatic progress in cell culture techniques and stem cell differentiation have allowed for the creation of autonomous neural structures and “mini-brains” ex-vivo, which have been used for therapeutic purposes, microphysiological studies, and more. Additionally, researchers have worked towards creating electronics that mimic the function of the nervous system to enhance computing capabilities. All three of these thrusts fall under the broader umbrella of neuroengineering. This talk aims to provide a crash course in recent developments in the field of neuroengineering, and to show how some of this research might be replicated in the home lab. Come learn about the bleeding edge of neuroengineering, as these technologies begin to move out of the lab and into the biohacking world, and as the line between human and machine grows ever blurrier.

    Speaker(s): Jack

    Location: Biohacking Vlg

    Discord: https://discord.com/channels/7082082...34216831500298

    Event starts: 2020-08-09 12:30 (12:30 PM) PDT (UTC -07:00)

    Event ends: 2020-08-09 13:00 (01:00 PM) PDT (UTC -07:00)

    For the most up-to-date information, please either visit https://info.defcon.org, or use HackerTracker, which is available for iOS and Android. This is an automated message, and this data was last modified 2020-08-02T21:55 (UTC).


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