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The UC Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM), UCI School of Biological Sciences and Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) invite you to the 24th UC Irvine Distinguished Lecture on Brain, Learning and Memory. This year’s event will feature a presentation by Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience at Duke University and one of the world’s leading brain scientists. Dr. Nicolelis will discuss discoveries in his laboratory that have connected brains to machines and have created a world in which paraplegics have a chance to walk again.

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is a Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He is the founder of Duke’s Center for Neuroengineering and the Walk Again Project, an international consortium of scientists and engineers dedicated to the development of an exoskeleton device to assist paralyzed patients in regaining full mobility.

Dr. Nicolelis is an advocate for strengthening science education, technology and innovation, and is the author of several books including Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines – and How it will Change Our Lives. His transformative research has been published in Nature, Science and Scientific Americanand has been reported in Newsweek, Time and Discover.

As the world’s most influential neuroscientist alive today, Dr. Nicolelis has paved the way in the field of Brain-Machine Interface, and his discoveries have created a world in which paraplegics have a chance of walking again. Dr. Nicolelis has also developed an integrative approach to studying neurological and psychiatric disorders that will allow for a more complete understanding of Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder.

This event is FREE to the public. Tickets are required for admission. Seating is open to the first 625 guests who register, and early arrival is recommended. Tickets (paper or digital) will be scanned at the entrance.