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Brain Stream Podcast Ep. 1: Colin Fausnaught & Harrison Canning
Join Colin and Harrison on our first ever podcast episode! Brain Stream will cover a wide range of topics in Neurotechnology, ranging from ethics to cutting edge technology. Join us as we explore a wide range of topics and discuss the future of the field! Future episodes will feature prominent figures in the Neurotechnology field.
Brain Stream Podcast Ep. 2: Dr. Stephen Grossberg - How Each Brain Makes a Mind
This week we spoke to Dr. Stephen Grossberg, who is the author of the book Conscious Mind, Resonant Brain: How the brain makes a mind (which you can purchase here: https://amzn.to/3ni34sS). Dr. Grossberg is widely regarded as an important founding member of the fields of computational neuroscience, connectionist cognitive science, and neuromorphic technology. His work has focused on developing theories and supporting equations that can predict and understand the mechanisms behind learning, memory, and behaviors. He received his Bachelor's Degree at Dartmouth University in mathematics and psychology. He then went on to receive his Masters at Stanford and his PhD at the Rockefeller University which were both in mathematics.
Brain Stream Podcast Ep. 3: Nicolas Vachicouras - NeuroSoft
Dr. Nicolas Vachicouras is the Founder and CEO of NeuroSoft Bioelectronics, a neurotechnology company developing, in their words, the next generation of soft implantable electrodes to interface seamlessly with the nervous system. He received his bachelors of science in micro engineering in 2012, his Master of science in microengineering with a minor in biomedical engineering in 2014, and his Ph.D. in stretchable CNS neural interfaces in 2019 all from EPFL in English known as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne.
Brain Stream Podcast Ep. 4: Nathan Copeland
This week we spoke to Nathan Copeland, an individual who has received a Blackrock brain-computer interface implant in both his somatosensory cortex and motor cortex. Nathan is an invasive brain-computer interface user and neurotechnology consultant. In 2004, he was in a car accident that left him with a C5 spinal cord injury and resulting quadriplegia. He later joined the Rehab Neural Engineering Lab at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to test brain-computer interface devices to control a robotic arm, an exoskeleton glove, play video games, and make art. His work over the last 7 years has resulted in major contributions to science. Currently, Nathan is working as a neurotechnology consultant for Blackrock Neurotech and, on his own time, has started making and selling NFTs on OpenSea drawn entirely with his brain-computer interface!