Brain linked machine (Malta Cafe Scientifique)

Brain linked machine poster

Less than a hundred years ago electrical activity from a human brain was first recorded. Today, with our improved understanding of brain function and the technological advances that have taken place, we are developing devices, known as brain-computer interfaces, that allow us to control equipment around us just with the use of electrical activity from our brains.

In this presentation we will see how brain-computer interfaces work and how these systems can provide an alternative means of control and communication for individuals with severe mobility impairment. We will also have a look at brain-computer interface applications for healthy individuals and how this technology may become part of our everyday life in the near future.

Come and listen to Dr Owen Falzon on Friday the 15th of May in the Cinema Room at St James Cavalier. Dr Owen Falzon also forms part of the new and approved Malta Neuroscience network. A brain awareness week will be held later on this year in December.

Malta Café Scientifique can be found on Facebook and online. You can now view events and subscribe to our mailing list from the website.

Poster thanks to Toni Gialanze

We would like to thank our sponsors: University of Malta, St. James Cavallier, Sammy’s by Culinary Forward Malta, Inspirations Café, Malta Chamber of Scientists.

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