Mind Control (inSight)


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Previously the stuff of science fiction movies, mind control as a means of helping us in our everyday life is becoming a reality. Researcher Calvin Kai Young explains how we can physically control equipment with our own mind as well as the science behind it, which is enabling us to develop everything from prosthetic limbs to drones that are controlled by the mind.

This Leading Edge event is part of inSight – Queenstown’s annual science, technology and future week.

This event is FREE. Donations are welcome.

Calvin Young is a neuroscientist currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Psychology, University of Otago. For 15 years, his research has focused on how the brain perceives, processes and represents information in health and disease through recording and decoding brain activities. His present work, funded by the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand, examines how specific brain circuits control wanted and unwanted behaviours linked to decision making, attention, Parkinson’s disease, addiction and compulsive behaviours.

inSight thanks the Brain Health Research Centre.

Calvin Young