Dr. Sliman Bensmaia, Associate Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago, will be visiting the University of Washington and will be giving seminars on both April 15th and 16th, 2015.  Dr. Bensmaia is a preeminent researcher in the field of tactile coding, focusing on understanding the neural basis of somatosensory perception.  He incoporates psychophysics, neurophysiology, and computational approaches into his work, and seeks to apply insights from basic science to develop approaches to convey sensory feedback in upper-limb neuroprostheses.

The details of his seminars are as follows:

Wednesday, April 15th, 3:00pm, Health Sciences Building T-747
“Spatial and temporal codes in touch”

Thursday, April 16th, 12:30pm, Foege N130
“Biological and bionic hands: natural neural coding and artificial perception”
More information here.