MSRI/BCC present “Brain-Computer Interfaces” with Dr. Philip Sabes, 7 p.m., Wed., Apr. 9, Auditorium

3 April 2014

“Brain-Computer Interfaces,” with Dr. Philip Sabes will be presented as part of “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics,” the last of a six-part lecture series co-presented by Berkeley’s Mathematical Science and Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College (BCC). The event is set for 7 p.m., Wed., Apr. 9, in BCC’s auditorium, 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St., in Berkeley. It is free and open to the public. Get your free tickets at


Dr. Sabes will discuss the basic science and recent technical advances in the field of Brain-Machine interface development, including work from his own laboratory. Brain-Machine Interfaces offer the promise of helping disabled patients by allowing them to control prosthetic limbs, computer interfaces, or other devices directly from the neural signals in their brain.


Dr. Sabes is a Professor of Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco and is director of UCSF’s Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology. He was a Marshall Scholar before earning his Ph.D. in brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and two members of his lab were awarded the 2013 Annual Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Research Award for their work on the development of artificial somatosensory feedback. Dr. Sabes holds a Jack D. and DeLoris Lange Endowed Chair in Cell Physiology.



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