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Neuroethics in Focus

The second module in this IEEE Brain eLearning Module series covers Neuroethics in Focus. This session will expand on the first module, Ethical Issues in Neural Technologies, by considering in detail four specific cases of ethical issue that have arisen in the context of neural technologies.
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Q&A with Dr. Paul Sajda, Co-chair, IEEE Brain

Dr. Paul Sajda, a professor of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and radiology at Columbia University and member of Columbia’s Data Science Institute, is a co-chair of IEEE Brain. He began as an IEEE student member, is an IEEE Fellow and has served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation.

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Q&A with Dr. Maryam Shanechi, Assistant Professor and Viterbi Early Career Chair in Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California (Part 1)

When it comes to decoding and manipulating brain signals, Dr. Maryam Shanechi is among the best. She has been recognized with awards such as the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the MIT Technology Review World’s Top 35 Innovators under 35, and the Popular Science Brilliant 10, and is genuinely passionate about her work and research. In Part 1 of this …

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Q&A with Dr. Jacob Robinson, IEEE Brain Co-Chair, Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering at Rice University, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine

In partnership with IEEE EMBS. With so many challenges and complexities surrounding the brain, it is imperative that neuroscientists and engineers work together to answer the hard questions and truly make progress in the study of the brain. That’s one of the reasons Dr. Jacob Robinson is not only involved in the IEEE Brain Initiative but is the Co-Chair. In …

Impressions from the 2017 IEEE Brain Data Bank Competition – Boston


Note from the editor: As part of the IEEE commitment to educating a new generation of engineers, the IEEE Brain Initiative eNewsletter BrainInsight is launching a new space called the “Student Corner” for young researchers to present their opinions on current events or research topics.

Can Creativity be Assessed? Your Brain on Art, When Art and Science Meet.

Mario Ortiz, José L. Contreras-Vidal, José M. Azorín

Music sounds, body dances and hands draw responding to each other while a projector screen shows brain waves of a saxophonist, a dancer and a visual artist, and the real-time motion captured of the dancer shown as an avatar.

Decoding Inner Speech from Brain Signals

Stephanie Martin

Many people cannot talk or communicate due to various neurological conditions. These people would benefit from a speech device that can decode their inner speech directly from brain activity. However, investigating and decoding inner speech processes has remained a challenging task due to the lack of behavioral output and the difficulty in labeling precisely the content of inner speech.

Call for Participation: IEEE Brain Data Bank Competition – Xi’an, China

Following the success of our three Brain Data Bank (BDB) challenges and competitions in 2017, the IEEE Brain Initiative will bring the BDB competition for the first time to China and Asia-Pacific in July 2018 in conjunction with the 9th Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS) Conference. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned neuroscience professional, the competition is structured to …