This senior seminar will provide an overview of current applications and challenges in the field of neural engineering. Topics to be discussed include:
- brain-machine interfaces (motor, somatosensory, auditory and visual)
- neuromodulation for treatment of neurological disorders
- repair strategies for central and peripheral nervous system injuries
- in-a-dish modeling of the nervous system
- ethical, philosophical and regulatory concerns related to neural engineering technologies
The class format will include both lecture and discussion based on current examples from the scientific literature, and journal club presentations in which students will present and critique scientific journal articles related to discussion topics.
This seminar course is designed for Bioengineering or Physiology and Neuroscience majors with senior standing, but seniors from other majors with an interest in neural engineering are welcome. Prerequisites: BENG 140A or BIPN 100 or instructor approval.
If you are interested in enrolling in the course, please send a message to the Bioengineering Student Affairs office through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). If you have any questions regarding the course, please feel free to contact Dr. Engler or Dr. Happe.