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What can electronics do for my brain?

12A Eddy Ave, Haymarket NSW 2000

Tuesday 4 April from 6pm to 7pm

What can electronics do for my brain?

When medications fail, electronic therapeutics can be an effective way to treat Parkinson’s and severe epilepsy.

However, our brain is a very well-protected organ when it comes to its chemicals and anatomy. Needless to say, the brain is also complex, really complex! It has 100 billion neurons and approximately 1,000 trillion synapses. Interacting with such a complex organ using wearables or implants is astonishingly difficult.

Join Omid to learn about brain-machine interfacing technology. Find out how electroceuticals are changing how we understand the brain, human communication and even ways to treat disease.


Omid Kavehei is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney. Prior to this role, he was with the Centre for Neural Engineering at the University of Melbourne as a Research Fellow in Microelectronics, where he worked on an Australian engineering flagship project, the Bionic Eye.

Omid’s research includes biomedical microsystems, biomedical signal processing, novel computational and security paradigms based on nanotechnology, micro-/nano-electronics and data analytics.

Also speaking at SHADES at 8:pm is Arielle Gamble

About the venue - SHADES

SHADES is the divey pride of EDDY, a temporary creative and cultural precinct in the underbelly of Sydney’s Central Station.

A loving nod to Jim Jarmusch’s 1989 humanist manifesto, Mystery Train, SHADES is here to explore the intersection of sound and vision.

It’s a wine bar in the front, party out back.

From the team behind Golden Age Cinema & Bar, on a regular night you can find a diverse mix of music and cinema events, with live electronic performances and experimental film screenings.

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