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Imitating Life Symposium - October 2008

October 24, 2008 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Clark Center Auditorium
James H. Clark Center 318 Campus Drive West, Stanford, CA 94305
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Research Area: 
In-Kind Collaborations

EVENT AGENDA:

Continental Breakfast and Registration

Clark auditorium lobby

Carla J. Shatz, Professor of Biology and Neurobiology; Director, Bio-X Program, Stanford University

Welcome and overview of Bio-X

John Donoghue, Professor of Neuroscience; Executive director of the Brain Science Program, Brown University

Turning Thoughts into Action: Neural Interfaces to Restore Movement in Humans with Paralysis

Vilayanur Ramachandran, Professor of Psychology; Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego

Nature and Nurture of the Human Brain; Theoretical and Clinical Implications

Break

David Corey, Professor and interim chair; Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Sensing Sound: Biomechanics of the Inner Ear

Nikolas Blevins, Associate Professor (Otolaryngology), Stanford University

Cochlear Implantation: The Current Status of Hearing Restoration through Inner Ear Prostheses

Speaker’s and faculty lunch (by invitation)

Sheila Nirenberg, Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics; Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Testing Hypotheses about Computation and Coding in the Nervous System

Joseph Rizzo, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

What Level of Vision Might a Retinal Prosthesis Provide to Blind Patients?

Joe Pancrazio, Program Director, Extramural Research Program NIH/NINDS, Neuroscience Center

NINDS Supported Neural Prosthetics: Present and Future Research Opportunities

Break

Poster Session and Reception