It’s no longer science fiction

The augmentation of brain function is fast becoming a reality in our daily lives. Moving beyond clinical applications - such as treatment of neurodegenerative diseases - the augmentation of brain function now increasingly proposes enhancements for quality-of-life. These could be related to sensory, motor or cognitive brain functions or even our mood and emotions.

You are invited to join the world's leading academics at this inaugural event, to be hosted at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne Switzerland, on the 19 and 21 September 2018. This extraordinary venue will allow us all to share ideas and discover the latest findings in this rapidly emerging field of cognition augmentation, as well as to discuss solutions to today's challenges and the future of brain enhancement.

 
 
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The Frontiers Spotlight Award

The Spotlight Award consists of a budget of US$ 100,000 to organise a meeting on the subject of a particulary successful and impactful Research Topic, with the aim of supporting the emergence of newly defined research communities. The Spotlight Award was discerned in 2017 for the first time to Professors Lebedev, Opris and Casanova, who led as Editors for the Research Topic entitled Augmentation of Brain Function: Facts, Fiction and Controversy. The project brought together 630 authors, who published 149 papers which to date have garnered more than 1.2 million views and downloads.


Read more about Frontiers Research Topics here.

 

Meet the winners

   Mikhail Lebedev   Duke University Durham, United States

Mikhail Lebedev
Duke University
Durham, United States

   Ioan Opris   University of Miami Coral Gables, United States

Ioan Opris
University of Miami
Coral Gables, United States

   Manuel Fernando Casanova   University of South Carolina Greenville, United States

Manuel Fernando Casanova
University of South Carolina
Greenville, United States