Wednesday, 19 September

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and coffee

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome words

09:10 - 09:40
Opening presentation- Henry Markram

09:40 – 13:00
Session 1: Brain-computer interfaces: state-of-the-art and challenges

                   José del R. Millán - keynote speaker
Brain-computer interfaces: a mutual learning perspective

                 Mikhail Lebedev
                 Brain-machine interfaces that multitask
                 Kevin Mazurek
                Injecting instructions into premotor cortex using intracortical microstimulation – implications for                              augmenting the brain
                 Giovanni Mirabella
                 How the brain holds its horses: a new model of inhibitory control implementation

                 Christoph Guger
Online detection of spontaneous face and kanji recognition in human ECoG

                 Ioan Opris
                 Augmentation of the hierarchical executive control mechanism by stimulation in prefrontal cortical,                             subcortical and brainstem microcircuits

                 Sergei Shishkin
                 The importance of considering consciousness and volition in brain augmentation through brain-computer

13:00 – 14:00
Networking lunch

14:00 – 17:45
Session 2: Current approaches to brain augmentation: from drugs to nanotechnology, from electrical stimulation to meditation

                   W. Dalton Dietrich - keynote speaker
                 Biological and Engineering approaches to target brain and spinal cord injury

                 Estate Sokhadze
                 Neurofeedback training effects on EEG indices of behavioral symptoms in children with
                 autism spectrum disorder

                 Natasha Sigala
Neural correlates of cognitive training in middle-aged adults

                 Wen-Jun Gao
Psychostimulants as Cognitive Enhancers in developing brain – balance between risk and reward

                 Ivan Pigarev
Partial sleep in the context of augmentation of brain function

                 Manuel Casanova
Effects of rTMS treatment course length on behavioral and electrocortical functional measures of task                         performance in children with autism spectrum disorder

                 Maria del Mar Dierssen - keynote speaker
Cognitive enhancement in intellectual disability

15:30 - 16:15
Poster session

19:00 – 22:30
Conference Dinner at Le Chalet Suisse
(Route du Signal 40, 1018 Lausanne)


Thursday, 20 September

09:00 – 12:30
Session 3: Transforming the body and augmenting the brain

                 Maria Sanchez-Vives - keynote speaker
                 Transforming your virtual body to transform your brain

                 Brian Noga
Gait ignition after spinal cord injury by the augmentation of descending locomotor drive

                 Alexei Ossadtchi
Augmenting the brain with temporally-structured neurofeedback

                 Ekaterina Bereziy
Rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury with ExoAtlet

                 Mel Slater
On the search for cognitive and motor rejuvenation through virtual reality

                 Micah Murray
Brain augmentation via multisensory processes and sensory substitution

                 Luke Osborn
Prosthesis with enhanced perception: from e-skin to neuromorphic encoding

                 Olaf Blanke - keynote speaker
From the neuroscience of consciousness to virtual reality, digiceuticals, and human augmentation

12:30 – 13:30
Networking lunch

13:30 – 16:30
Session 4: The future of brain augmentation: what is next?

                 Jon H. Kaas - keynote speaker
Stimulating parietal and frontal cortex to produce and alter motor behavior

                   Stewart Barnes
The promise of spintronics for non-invasive brain research

                 Sandra Chapman
BrainHealth 2027: Harnessing plasticity to double brain performance

                 Francisco Gonzalez-Lima
Infrared lasers provide limitless energy for augmentation of brain function

                 Walter Glannon
Brain implants to erase memories

                 Beatrice de Gelder
Epistemic and ethical considerations of future brain and body transformation and augmentation

                 Theodore W. Berger - keynote speaker
A hippocampal neural prosthesis for human memory

16:30 – 17:00
Closing Remarks

Friday, 21 September

09:00 – 10:30
Bus trip to Gruyères

10:30 – 12:00
Tour of the town and  Gruyères castle

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:00
Tour of the Gruyères cheese factory

14:00 – 15:30
Bus trip to Lausanne train station