Upcoming Workshop: DIY-SpikerBox for Neurobiology

What does a thought sound like, or a step, or the feeling of happiness? It might seem like science fiction, but at the upcoming HiveBio Hands-on Workshop, we can show you how to actually see  and hear the electrical impulses that drive all of our emotions and movements. Using a open-source bioamplifier developed by Backyard Brains known as SpikerBox, you will get to both see and hear the action potentials of living neurons while learning about neurobiology from Dr. Steve Potter, an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Potter, who has immersed himself in the maker community, conducts research in neuroengineering, as well as speculates on the future of the field in his blog “NeuroEngineering in the Future.” His research interests encompass artificial intelligence, robotics, the study of consciousness, and self-organising dynamical systems. Check out his definition of neuroengineering and its fundamentally transformative impacts on society in his recent talk given at TedX Georgia Tech.

This workshop will be held April 26th from 1-4PM.

Register today by clicking here!

 

 

HiveBio Students Get a Hands-On Lesson in Neurobiology

Bergen highlights various regions of the brain

This afternoon eight members of the community participated in HiveBio’s first run of the Sheep Brain Dissection class. Co-Founder Bergen McMurray led the class through a description of the different regions of the brain and explained how the different cell types connect and function within this amazingly complex system. Continue reading