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  • Date and time: Thursday 17 June 2021, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Can we control computers with our brain?

Find out if and how this is made possible using a brain–computer interface (BCI) - a direct communication pathway between the brain and the computer. BCIs are often directed at researching, mapping, assisting, augmenting, or repairing human cognitive or sensory-motor functions.

Manousos Klados, of CITY College, University of York Europe Campus, discusses how brain-computer interface became a reality, by looking more closely at the technological advancements in available devices such as predictive models.

He will also look at the main brain–computer interface categories and how they are currently used, showing recorded examples. Be sure not to miss the end of Masousos’s talk when he will link his brain with his computer online to control a media player.


This event is hosted live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

About the speaker

Dr Manousos Klados is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at CITY College, University of York Europe Campus. His research interests include mathematical anxiety, brain networks, affective and personality computing and biomedical signal processing. Following a PhD in Medicine (with distinction) from the Aristotle University in 2014, he received a postdoctoral fellowship in the Neuroanatomy and Connectivity research group at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science from 2014 to 2016, and was a Senior Researcher at the Chair of Lifespan Development Neurosciences at Technical University of Dresden. He then became a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Aston University from 2017 to 2020 before joining CITY College last year.


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