Feb 15, 2022
Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD is a Brazilian neuroscientist and physician famous for his pioneering work in the field of brain-machine interface (BMI) technology.
Dr. Nicolelis’s extensive research with brain-machine interfaces blurs the lines between real life and science fiction.
In the episode, we discuss neuroprosthetics, monkeys controlling robots, brain-to-brain communication, and the key implications of these wild, futuristic technologies for us all.
0:00 | Intro to Dr. Miguel Nicolelis
4:20 | Monkeys Controlling Robots
10:30 | Mirror Neurons & Brain-Machine Interface (BMI)
13:02 | Advances & Applications of BMIs
17:50 | BMIs for Parkinson’s Disease
21:36 | Upgrading the Human Mind?
24:50 | Why Machines Will Never Think Like a Human
29:56 | Brains are Changed by Digital Systems
32:50 | Limitations of Computers
37:07 | How Nature Shaped the Brain
40:15 | We Only Experience a Sliver of Reality
49:45 | Viruses of the Mind
59:30 | Rapid Fire Questions