FORA.tv Speaker - Olaf Blanke

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Biography

Olaf Blanke is Director of the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and a consultant neurologist in the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Geneva. He pioneered the neuroscientific study of human self-consciousness and subjectivity by using a broad range of methods such as the neuropsychology and electrophysiology of self-consciousness in neurological disease as well as brain imaging in healthy subjects. His main interest at present is the development of a data-driven neuroscientific theory of self-consciousness and subjectivity. Another main line of research concerns balance and body perception, and their application to engineering-based technologies such as virtual reality, robotics, and neuro-rehabilitation.

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swissnex: Art & Neuroscience

11.10.11 | 01:23:26 min | 0 comments