2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Brain Prosthetics: A Chip to Restore Your Memory

Monday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 203-204
110 E 2nd St


Join IEEE’s Spectrum’s Eliza Strickland as she interviews maverick biomedical engineer and neuroscientist, Dr. Ted Berger. Find out how Berger worked to crack the brain’s electrical code over two decades. Learn how he successfully introduced “synthetic memory” in mice and primates with long-term memory damage, by electronically recording the brain’s input signals, predicting and replicating those signals. Hear about the future as Berger proceeds with U.S. funding to develop the world’s first chip-based human memory prosthetic for people suffering from traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s, dementia and more. Part of the IEEE Tech for Humanity Series.

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Dr Ted Berger at SXSW

Dr Ted Berger


Center for Neural Engineering

Dr. Theodore W. Berger, a professor of biomedical engineering and neuroscience, directs the Center for Neural Engineering at the University of Southern California.

His research focuses on the h...

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Eliza Strickland at SXSW

Eliza Strickland

Sr Assoc Editor

IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Eliza Strickland is an editor for the international technology magazine IEEE Spectrum, where she covers biomedical engineering. Her current passion is reporting on brain hacking: the neural modulat...

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