Dutch Popular Science Program ATLAS

Dutch TV show ATLAS

10 Nov 2021

Mensen die blind zijn weer kunnen laten zien, het kan. Jaarlijks verliezen 40 miljoen mensen hun zicht. In het Herseninstituut onderzoeken ze een nieuwe techniek. Met behulp van chips helpen ze blinden om weer te kijken. Wat zie je dan? Elisabeth probeert het uit.


The Eye and the Chip

12th World Research Congress on the Relationship between Neurobiology and Nano-Electronics Focusing on Artificial Vision

May 3 - May 5, 2021

Eduardo Fernández, Xing Chen, and Leilli Soo gave talks at the Eye and the Chip, which is a research congress that seeks to marry the most recent advances in nanoelectronics and neurobiology – to provide artificial vision to many people who are now blind as a result of many eye conditions, diseases and injuries. Results from the congress will advance the day when many persons now blind recover some level of useful vision. At this collaborative event, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology brings together more than 30 authorities from various vision science and technology fields.

Lectures for STEM Education

The Healing Powers of Electricity, and What Microsystems Engineers Need to Do to Release Them

March 2021

Maria Asplund gives online lecture to the Schüler-Ingenieur-Akademie of the Ursula-Gymnasium in Freiburg, to attract more women to study Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaft und Technik (MINT) programs at the university.

November 2020

Maria Asplund gives invited talk on visual prostehtics and neurotechnology at the “Women in Science” event on Biomedical Engineering, targeting an audience of young women (age 14‐20) in Guatemala.


Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop


June 27 - July 15, 2021

In this years's Telluride workshop, three members of the NeuraViPeR consortium organized a topic area on Sensori-Motor Integration. The goal of this topic area was to apply principles of brain-inspired sensori-motor control as observed in biological organisms to artificial agents in a naturalistic simulated environment for solving navigation tasks. The projects aligned well with the algorithmic research within NeuraViPeR and led to fruitful and ongoing collaboration.