Convergent Science Network Podcast

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Welcome to the Convergent Science Network Podcast! 

During the BCBT Summerschools (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) hosting professors Paul Verschure and Tony Prescott interviewed several speakers after their lectures. Interviews are also conducted on other occasions with various scientist in converging fields.

About the hostsPaul Verschure is ICREA Professor at SPECS, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; Tony Prescott is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Sheffield.

The Convergent Science Network of biomimetic and biohybrid systems (CSN, is a coordination action for the development of future real-world technologies. CSN is supported through the Future and Emerging Technology programs (FET) of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) work programme of Framework Programme 7 of the European Commission.

Audio (post-)production: Sytse Wierenga. Podcast site: Alberto Betella.

Thoughts, discussions, and achievements in neurobiology, biomimetic and biohybrid systems

We can learn a lot from brains and bodies when making machines and robots. But reversely, building complex machine systems can also give ideas about how brains and bodies have implemented their functioning over the evolution of ages. This podcast discusses various themes and aspects in-between robotics, neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, biology, and technology.

Interview with Alard Roebroeck


							 Interview with Alard Roebroeck

This post-lecture interview was conducted during the BCBT Summerschool held at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, september 2010.

Neuroimaging has developed as a powerful tool to visualize data that describes what happens in the living brain. Allard Roebrock (University of Maastricht, NL) discusses how these achievements could be taken beyond the mere pointing towards presumed functional areas, and taken towards causal, and computational inferences. As these tools become increasingly more complex and specialist, how can scientists, and other users in our community make effective use of them?

About the lecturer
Allard Roebrock is assistant professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. His research focuses on functional and anatomical connectivity.

Categories | | Neuroimaging and data processing | Neuroscience


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