The Neuroimaging Informatics and An Analysis Center is pleased to welcome Nick Ramsey, Ph.D., Professor at the University Medical Center of Utrecht (Netherlands), Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuroimaging, to the 2012-13 NIL-NIAC Seminar Series. Dr. Ramsey obtained his Master’s degree in Psychology in Utrecht (Netherlands). He completed his PhD in the Dept. Of Pharmacology at the Rudolf Magnus Institute, studying brain mechanisms involved in the rewarding effects of cocaine in rats. He received a Fogarty Fellowship and moved to the United States to continue his addiction research in humans at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He became involved in the development of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology for non-invasive measurement of brain functions. He moved to the National Institute on Mental Health, where his research focused on schizophrenia and cognition. He moved back to Utrecht to start an fMRI program in the Dept. of Psychiatry, was awarded a grant for his research on the neuronal mechanisms underlying working memory, was involved in functional brain research in epilepsy patients with electrocorticography. He moved to the Dept. of Neurosurgery, became a full Professor, and started a brain research program focused on Brain Computer Interfacing (BCI), and new functional imaging methods including high-field MRI (human 7 Tesla), pharmacological imaging and clinical applications.
Title: Brain-Computer Interface Implants for Paralysis: from Theory to Practice