Neurovation 2014 has ended.


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9:45Welcome and opening
Keynote address
10:00Stefan Reschke Msc.
Industry 4.0 vs. Human 1.x: How to become adequate for which challenge?
Session: Electrically measuring the brain
10:45Dr. Natalia Petridou
From Blood to Neuron: High resolution functional imaging at 7 Tesla
11:15 Coffee break
11:30Dr. Jörn Rickert
A novel brain-implant for closed-loop therapies
12:00Prof. Dr. Stefan Debener
EEG to take away: Towards a mobile brain-computer interface
12:30 Lunch, demos, and posters
Keynote address
13:30Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Meier
The Human Brain Project – From Biological Foundations to new Computing Architectures
Session: electrically stimulating the brain
14:15Prof. Dr. Ir. Dick Stegeman
Finite element model based prediction of electric fields in the human brain after TMS and tDCS stimulation.
14:45Prof. Dr. Andrea Antal
Transcranial direct current stimulation: when it does work and when it does not
15:15 Coffee break
15:45Prof. Dr. Yasin Temel
Stimulating deep brain structures for more than 25 years: what have we learned?
16:15Dr. Michel Decré
Towards next generation Deep Brain Stimulation
17:00 Drinks
17:15 Neurovation Cafe (with drinks and finger food) hosted and organized by Stefan Reschke and Jan van Erp
18:45 - 21:30 Dinner

Keynote address
9:00Dr. Kaleb McDowell
From Real-World Neuroimaging to Adaptive Technologies
Session: measuring on the brain with light
9:45Dr. Jithin Jose
Listening to brain activity: photoacoustic imaging as functional brain imaging technique
10:15Prof. Dr. Amiram Grinvald
Intrinsic optical imaging;  from the bench to the clinics
10:45 Coffee break
11:00Dr. Bettina Sorger
Exploiting hemodynamic brain signals for motor-independent communication: from fMRI to mobile fNIRS
11:30Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer
Neuroplasticity: Effects of learning, brain stimulation and BCI
12:15A word from our sponsor I3B by Hans Theuws
What does your face say: Using facial expression analysis for assessing emotions
12:30 Lunch, demos, and posters
Keynote address
13:15Prof. Dr. Tsjalling Swierstra
Responsible Neurovation
Session: stimulating the brain with light
14:00Dr. Ilka Diester
Manipulating neocortex with optogenetic techniques
14:30 Coffee break
14:45Prof. Dr. Duco Jansen
Photonic neural interfaces: using infrared light to control neural activity
15:15Dr. Timo Lebold
Restoring Vision with Subretinal Implants
16:00Feedback on Neurovation Café
16:15Wrap up and closing
16:30-17:30 Drinks


Neurovation 2014 intends to gather people with a variety of backgrounds who are active in the field of Brain and Cognitive Science on topics as diverse as sleep, healthy aging, mental wellbeing, light therapy, fundamental and applied research, clinicians, policy makers, and business opportunities. Its aim is to provide a bridge between fundamental and applied research to create opportunities for the application of research findings in future products. It does so by enabling interaction across research disciplines and methods in the context of existing or future applications, to discuss options for innovations based on Brain and Cognitive Science. Invited presentations of distinguished scientists and business visionaries will fuel discussion on the applications that are relevant for society at large, and foster the formation of an innovation community.

The theme for Neurovation 2014 concerns measurement and influencing of the brain using non-invasive or invasive technologies. The program comprises two days of single-track keynotes and lectures and an evening session for discussion over dinner. Neurovation 2014 strives for a 50/50 balance between presentations and interaction in each of the four sessions:

  • Measuring the brain’s electrical signals
  • Electrically stimulating the brain
  • Measuring brain signals using light
  • Stimulating the brain using light

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