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Technology in the Brain - from animals to humans

Ground floor, both step, and ramp access available double-wide doors and accessible toilet.
Past event - 2023
24 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
The View, Sports Centre,
Southampton SO16 7AY
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Developments in technology and artificial intelligence (AI) have enhanced our every day, but how has technology enhanced neuroscience research? In this event we discuss new developments in neuro-prosthetics, how we can use technology to identify new dinosaur species or even see inside an octopus mind using measures of sentience. 

A sea of wonders: what’s inside an octopus mind?

Eleonora Pieroni (PhD Student in Biological Sciences)
Have you ever wondered how octopus think and sense their environment? In this talk, we will give a brief overview of why cephalopods are considered sentient animals.

Head, shoulders, knees, and code.

Hope Shaw (PhD Student)
Neuroprosthetic engineering allows us to unlock the human body and communicate directly with the brain. Whilst some applications, such as hearing aids, are becoming commonplace, there is still a wide range of possibilities ready to be explored. Whilst neuroprosthetic engineering can bring many advantages, we must also consider the ethical ramifications of these devices. Who would you allow to access your brain and what happens if hackers take over? Join us for a discussion of how the research landscape of upper-limb prosthetics is changing and what the future holds for neural technology.

Spinosaurs! Weird fish eating dinosaurs from the Isle of Wight

Professor Neil Gostling (Lecturer in Evolution and Palaeobiology.)
Spinosaurs are weird dinosaurs. They are theropods, the cool carnivores like T. rex and Velociraptor, but the don’t have large, boxy skulls full of teeth like steak knives. These 9m animals have long, narrow skulls and pointy teeth like crocodiles. They eat fish, and so, unlike all other dinosaurs they have close ties to water. I will show you recent finds, new species, and answer some of the questions about what makes these amazing dinosaurs so unusual.
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