Speaker in this video:
Cristiano Micheli (m), Italian - Radboud University, Nijmegen - Donders Institute

Title:
"Measuring an earthquake in the brain"

Short summary:
Mathematicians approach the study of brain activity with a technique used to localize earthquakes.
In this metaphor ECoG sensors, compared to seismic probes, localize the focal origin of electromagnetic waves, and brain constitutes the earth, the mean of wave propagation.

Why this video?
BrainGain is a Dutch research consortium that researches and develops neurotechnologies. Research topics include for example Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), neurostimulation (eg. Deep Brain Stimulation) and neurofeedback. braingain.nl

On 18-20 December 2011 BrainGain held its annual meeting at the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands). The focus of this year's meeting was value creation and communication to patient organisations and industry.

One highlight of the meeting was the competition of the BiG talks. Our idea was that BiG Talks should be the opposite of small talk. BiG talk = to-the-point communication of a clear, facilitating and enabling message in 3 minutes. The BiG talks forced us to reflect on the essential and most interesting aspects of our research. The most persuasive speakers were rewarded with a prize.

Photography and Editing:
Anna Sanmartí
Dr. Aleksander Väljamäe

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