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Oct 11, 2021
Although the Nicolelis Laboratory is best known for pioneering studies in neuronal population coding, Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMI) and neuroprosthetics in human patients and non-human primates, they have also developed an integrative approach to studying neurological and psychiatric disorders including Parkinsons disease and epilepsy.
Top 3 Takeaways:
2:15 "Do you want to introduce yourself a little bit beyond [doing the FIFA 2014 kickoff]?"
6:00 "So what's the advantage of monkey versus rat versus pig. All these different animal models versus human?"
8:45 Why did the monkey implants last longer?
10:30 "I want to go into this hardware that you've used, you made your own, it sounds like you made your own probes and then I'm imagining, computers from the late nineties too. So were you limited by that?"
15:45 "Is it easier now with more RAM, better computation? We have a million times more, but is it a million times easier or how does that translate?"
18:30 "Neuralink had this really interesting presentation with the monkey playing pong, but probably for you that wasn't nearly as innovative. Do you want to talk about this a little bit?"
23:15 "You were going to choose to become an Ameritas at Duke and that you're sitting, setting up an Institute in Brazil. Do you want to talk about both of these?"
28:45 "Obviously you have ties to Brazil, but is there any other advantages to having it in Brazil versus Europe or us or Australia?"
29:30 "What's the next place? Where should we be looking forward to these hubs?"
33:00 "Is there anything that we didn't talk about that you wanted to mention?"