QS & Caltech Innovator Series


QS & Caltech Innovator Series - Decoding Brain Activity to Generate Movement


Senior Advisor and Chair, Board of QS Investors

NOVEMBER 26, 2018

QS Investors Innovator Series with Caltech     

The QS Investors Innovator Series with Caltech is a joint project that focuses on innovation, innovators and the disruption they are creating. The Series is a collaborative discussion bringing together our networks of people in different industries, business, arts, and academia to support the work that is being done in information, science, technology and engineering. It is a salon style presentation and discussion hosted by Janet Campagna (Chair, Board of QS Investors) at QS Investors New York City office. Leading minds from various backgrounds are invited to join the discussion with these disruptive forces from Caltech's impressive multi-disciplinary environment.

Decoding Brain Activity to Generate Movement

Learn how Professor Richard Andersen is decoding neural signals of intention and how he has recently applied this discovery to advance research on brain-machine interfaces used to interpret brain activity of a paralyzed patient to control assistive devices such as robotic limbs.

Caltech Professor Richard Andersen Presentation Video

To record the brain activity of patients, a very small silicon based array of electrodes is implanted in the posterior parietal cortex. This is the area of the brain that serves as a bridge from sensation to action and is where a map of intentions exists. From this research, paralyzed patients are able to perform tasks such as shaking hands for the first time. These brave people are helping future generations by advancing the development of a brain-machine interface that may realize the promise of independence for persons with paralysis.

Audience Q&A

Professor Richard Andersen and attendees discuss future avenues of neuroscience and additional areas of the brain to research, the feasibility of modeling a human brain, and stimulating the sensation of touch.

Important Information: The material is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon to make any investment decision.The opinions and views discussed in these videos are for educational purposes only and are not endorsed by QS Investors and/or meant as investment advice or guidance. The views expressed in these videos are soley the views of the individual speakers. Any company included in this presentation is mentioned for educational purposes only and is not an endorsement for or an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any related security.

QSCR 18304 (November 2018)

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