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superpowers?

That's our mission in Applied Neuroscience.

with great power comes great responsibility.

That's why we made Neuro-Bootcamp.

Neuroscience from

different perspectives

Can we teach computers to feel EMPATHY?

Who should shape the FUTURE of neuroscience?

Can we live in ROBOT bodies?

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Neuro-scieNce

We're bringing neuroscience innovation

out of the lab and into the real world.

Our Lecture-Series

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Are psychics INTUITIVE

cognitive scientists?

The talk “Neuroscience of Tarot” looks at what happens on a neurological level between a tarot card interpreter and the person whose fortune they are reading. 

 

How do we go from looking at images to creating pictures in our heads, interpreting them, making intuitive leaps and guesses and forming insightful thoughts? 

About the speaker: 
​​Siddharth Ramakrishnan, PhD is a neuroscientist and educator with over 20 years of experience. His work explores the developing brains of animals and how brain hormones are influenced by the environment, bio-electronic interfaces and neuroethics. 

LECTURE RECORDING: AUG 30 - SEP 5

Neuroscience and Art

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Can we live in ROBOT bodies?

The talk ‘Neuro-Robotics 101’ examines what it is like for a  person to be physically immersed in the body of an android robot and the implications within the field of Human-Robot Interactions. 

 

We will explain the recent developments coming from Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro laboratory in Kyoto, Japan which investigated the relationship between agency and a sense of ownership toward a different body through a body-swapping experiment with an android robot. 

About the speaker: 

Maša Jazbec is an artist, curator and academic researcher. She holds a Ph.D. in human informatics, attained at the Univ. of Tsukuba (Virtual Reality Lab) and MA in interactive art, achieved at Interface Culture at the Univ. of Arts and Design Linz.

LECTURE RECORDING: SEP 6 - SEP 12

ONLINE: Date 05.08 Time 16CET

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Is the modern world more like SCIENCE FICTION than reality?

The talk ‘Science Fiction or The Way We Live Now’ discusses what it means to be human from a Cyber Punk SCI-FI perspective. 

 

In many ways, science fiction has become the definitive genre for exploring how we experience the ongoing shock of modernity since it continually poses compelling questions about the cultural implications of technology. 

 

We will analyze key SCI-FI works including William Gibson’s breakthrough 1984 cyberpunk novel, "Neuromancer" and two more recent films, “Transcendence,” (2014) and “Ex Machina” (2015). 

 

About the speaker: 

After working in the film industry, Patrick Pritchett, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He has taught at Harvard University, Amherst College, and Hunan Normal University in China, and currently lectures in English at the University of Connecticut-Hartford and Southern Connecticut State University.

LECTURE RECORDING: SEP 6 - SEP 12

Neuro-tech and Business?

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How to cultivate a START-UP mentality?

The debate ‘Neuro-Startup: How to cultivate a startup mentality?’ compares startup landscapes in Russia, USA, and Slovenia.

The panelists, Niko Klanšek and Stepan Khotulev, will share their extensive experience in startups and business, both good and bad. How do they find lucrative opportunities? What are the conditions for growing a startup in the USA, Russia and Slovenia? What are their visions of the future of startups?

 

By talking about how startups are run in three culturally and historically different countries, we will try to find the core qualities and conditions that allow for successful business ventures and whether a particular mindset or cultural mentality play a role in that.

 

Speakers:
An entrepreneur, advisor, and investor, Niko Klanšek founded two successful startups in New York, E4B and FlyKly, and has advised over a 100 crowdfunded startups, building a large crowdfunding community of over 1000 active members. The FlyKly Smart Wheel was one of the top 100 most funded Kickstarter projects. He is also active in the blockchain space and has founded HashMark with the purpose to advise, develop, implement and grow blockchain and tech-based companies.

An entrepreneur and business developer, Stepan Khotulev is the Director of Sales in Russia+ for Titusplus, a top-manager at SLOROS, and has founded the open platform 4nitura startup. He has extensive experience in business process optimization, especially in woodworking and logistical industries. With managing business projects in Russia during turbulent and uncertain political and economic situations, he is a firm believer in “doing more with less”.

LECTURE RECORDING: SEP 13 - SEP 19

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How can we move things with our MINDS?

Computer chip implants in our brains are no longer science fiction but a potential reality. Companies such as Elon Musk’s Neuralink are pushing the boundaries of neuroscience innovation, what are they developing and why? 

 

In the talk 'Understanding Applied Neuroscience’ we discuss companies working on emerging neuro-technology and innovation.

 

We will answer what these technologies do, what their potential uses are, and how we might learn from them to take neuroscience innovations out of the lab and into the real world. 

About the speaker: 

Rhea Klansek was the lead project manager at BLCKB Applied Neuroscience for biosignal cloud processing and neuromarketing research before founding Neuro-Bootcamp. Her research on neuromarketing data made her a finalist for the Science Breakthrough of 2020 at the Falling Walls & Berlin Science Week Conference.

LECTURE RECORDING: SEP 27 - OCT 3

Applied Neuroscience

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Why do we make IRRATIONAL financial decisions?

Decision-making under uncertainty and risk is an important research field in finance.

 

The talk “Understanding Neuro-Economics” will explore how neuroscience, psychology, and economics are combined to study irrational financial decisions in the field of neuroeconomics by presenting research on how different psychological and physiological traits are associated with risk propensity in finance. ​

About the speaker: 

Urša Ferjančič is an accomplished researcher in neuroeconomics specifically studying how different psychological and physiological traits are associated with risk propensity in finance. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business where she is also a research fellow for NeuroEconomics. 

LECTURE RECORDING: SEP 20 - SEP 26

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Can we teach computers to feel EMPATHY?

The talk “Neuro Computing 101” will explore the Science of Affective Computing and its diverse set of applications from smart cars to neuro gaming. 

 

Affective computing is the science of intelligent machines that can recognize a user’s psychological state and then react to it in order to improve the user’s experience with the machine. 

We will discuss different methods used to recognize psychological states including physiological measurements, pattern recognition, machine learning, and present examples of uses for driver monitoring, rehabilitation, and gaming

About the speaker: 

Domen Novak is an incoming Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati. They received their diploma and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

LECTURE RECORDING: OCT 4 - OCT 10

Neuroscience and community

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How to take innovation out of the lab and into the REAL WORLD?

The talk “Community and Communication in Science" will explore communication through the lens of cognitive science and the transfer of knowledge between scholarship and practice. 

To truly understand human communication, we must study it from a multi-level perspective. Ideally that includes the study of brain activity, the social behaviours that are involved, as well as the means of communication

So how much can we influence the direction of scientific research and technological development? 

Well, communication is key, so going full circle and linking it all together, we will discuss the science of science communication and how anyone can be part of the conversation

 

About the Speaker: 
The Lead Science Communicator at Neuro-Bootcamp, Anastasia Yatsko, is currently completing her Chemistry Degree at the Technical University of Vienna. A writer and an active member of civil society, Anastasia was the youth consultant to UNESCO Club Vienna on the Global Citizens Platform and co-founded the volunteer based non-profit association Earth Charter Austria. 

 

LECTURE RECORDING: OCT 11 - OCT 17 

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Who should shape the FUTURE of neuroscience?

The talk “More than (Neuro)science: Journey from Subcellular Level to the Big Picture” looks at increasing inclusivity in the (neuro)sciences for a more diverse cadre of experts. 

The ALBA Network was founded by a group of leading scientists and aims to promote best practices to counteract bias, recognize outstanding contributions to science and diversity, and

provide networking and mentoring opportunities to promote careers for members of underrepresented groups. 

 

We aim to explore in this talk how open-mindedness can bring about new ways of thinking and a deeper understanding of neuroscience. 

About the speaker: 

Zeljka Krsnik is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Head of the Laboratory for Neurogenomics, Head of the Laboratory for Digitalization of the Zagreb Human Neuroembryological Collection, as well as Assistant Director of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research.

LECTURE RECORDING: OCT 18 - OCT 24

DIRECTORS

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Rhea Klansek

FOUNDER

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I am an Applied Neuroscientist, in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces. 
 

What lead me into the field is the mission to create a future with superpowers. Innovations in Applied Neuroscience technology are paving the way to making my dream a reality.

But with great power comes great responsibility, that’s why I founded Neuro-Bootcamp, to open up neuroscience, bring innovation out of the lab and into the real world, and create a new generation of empowered disruptive innovators. 

My previous experience as the lead project manager at BLCKB Applied Neuroscience, I developed biosignal cloud processing and neuromarketing research. My research on neuromarketing data made me a finalist for the Science Breakthrough of 2020 at the Falling Walls & Berlin Science Week Conference. Currently, as an ASEF Fellow, I conduct biomedical signal processing, sensor fusion and virtual reality research. 

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Anastasia Yatsko

Lead science communicator

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The Lead Science Communicator at Neuro-Bootcamp, Anastasia Yatsko, is currently completing her Chemistry Degree at the Technical University of Vienna.

 

A writer and an active member of civil society, Anastasia passion is bringing science out of the lab and into the real world.

 

As the youth consultant to UNESCO Club Vienna on the Global Citizens Platform, she organized the IYPT 2019 Symposium “The Good, the Bad, and the Chemical” in collaboration with TU Wien, within the framework of promoting women in science and the role of science in society.

 

She also co-founded the volunteer based non-profit association Earth Charter Austria that encourages respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.

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