Future Events:

LUNCH Provided (starting at Noon)
LOCATION: DFP Classroom, Forestry Building, Rm 2300 (2nd Floor, Forestry building, 2424 Main Mall)
DIRECTIONS: Once you are inside the Forestry Science building walk to the rear (south-east) of the building by passing through the large open study area and up the stairs to the 2nd level student (“treetop”) lounge area. For room 2300A, the MAGIC Lab, turn left, pass through a double door and the lab is 1st on the right.


Wednesday, September 12

Title: Priming the brain to learn using robotics and stimulation

Speaker: Lara Boyd, PT, PhD, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, UBC

Abstract: Recovery after stroke is slow and outcomes are highly variable.  In part this is because the dose of rehabilitation necessary is very large.  One approach to this problem is to pre-excite or prime the brain to learn using robotics or brain stimulation.  This talk will review both approaches and provide data to show how these technologies may be used to facilitate both brain activity and recovery of function after stroke.

Bio:

Dr. Lara Boyd is the Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Motor Learning, a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Career Investigator, a Peter Wall Scholar, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of British Columbia.  She is a Neuroscientist and Physical Therapist. Dr. Boyd directs the Brain Behaviour Lab at the University of British Columbia, which performs research designed to advance theoretical conceptualizations of how brain function relates to behaviour during learning. She is an expert in neuroimaging and neurophysiology, and uses a variety of cutting edge technology in her research. Dr. Boyd also directs the Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine.


Wednesday, September 26

Title: TBC

Speaker: Nitesh Goyal, Google Research

Abstract: TBC

Bio: TBC


Wednesday, October 10

Title: TBC

Speaker: Alan Kingstone, Professor, Department of Psychology, UBC

Abstract: TBC

Bio: TBC


Wednesday, October 24

Title: TBC

Speaker: Ishtiaque Ahmed, Department of Computer Science, U Toronto

Abstract: TBC

Bio: TBC


Wednesday, November 14

Title: TBC

Speaker: Anind Dey, Dean of  iSchool, University of Washington

Abstract: TBC

Bio: TBC


Wednesday, November 28

Title: TBC

Speaker: Blair Satterfield, Professor, SALA, UBC

Abstract: TBC

Bio: TBC


Wednesday, December 12

Title: TBC

Speaker: Tony Hodgson, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UBC

Abstract: TBC

Bio: TBC

 


 

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