Neurovation symposium October 6-7 in Utrecht

The 4th Neurovation symposium ( will be held on October 6-7, 2014 in the conference center of het Muntgebouw in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The theme of Neurovation 2014 is “Technological applications in neurocognition” and it concerns the measurement and influencing of the brain using non-invasive or invasive technologies.

The symposium intends to gather people with a variety of backgrounds who are active in the field of Brain and Cognitive Science on topics as diverse as brain stimulation, healthy aging, mental wellbeing, new technology for measuring brain signals, fundamental and applied research, clinicians, policy makers, as well as those looking for business opportunities. Invited presentations of distinguished scientists and business visionaries will fuel discussion on the applications that are relevant for society at large, and foster the formation of an innovation community.

The program comprises two days of single-track keynotes and lectures and an evening session with interaction over dinner. Neurovation 2014 strives for a good balance between presentations and interaction with, for instance, poster presentations during breaks between the four sessions:

- Measuring the brain’s electrical signals
- Electrically stimulating the brain
- Measuring brain signals using light
- Stimulating the brain using light

The aim of the symposium is to provide a bridge between fundamental and applied research and to create opportunities for the application of research findings in products that will benefit people's health and wellbeing. It does so by enabling interaction across research disciplines and methods and by stimulating collaborations between industry and academia.

For those interested there is an opportunity to present posters and demos. Proposed posters and demos will be reviewed for relevancy regarding the four main topics. Please send your poster abstract via the appropriate form on our website.

For more information, e.g. regarding registration, we refer you to our website:
The early bird registration discount ends July 1st.

Confirmed speakers

Prof. Tsjalling Swierstra, Maastricht University, NL
Prof. Karlheinz Meier, Heidelberg University, DE
Prof. Kaleb McDowell, Army Research Laboratory , US
Drs. Stefan Reschke, Fraunhofer, DE
Prof. dr. Andrea Antal, University Medical Center Göttingen, DE
Prof. dr. Stefan Debener, Oldenburg University, DE
Prof. dr. Michel Decre, Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation B.V, NL
Prof. Amiram Grinvald, Weizman Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Dr. Ilka Diester, Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Frankfurt, DE
Prof. Duco Jansen, Vanderbilt University, Nashvile, US
Dr. Jithin Jose, Visual Sonics, Toronto, CA
Dr. Timo Lebold, Retinal implant AG, Reutlingen, DE
Dr. Natalia Petridou, University Medical Center Utrecht, NL
Dr. Jörn Rickert, Cortec‐Neuro, Freiburg
Dr. Bettina Sorger, Maastricht University, NL
Prof. dr. ir. Dick Stegeman, Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL
Prof. dr. Yasin Temel, Maastricht University, NL

Symposium committee:

Drs. Marieke van der Hoeven, Department Head, Philips Research
Prof. Nick Ramsey, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Medical Center, Utrecht
Prof. Richard van Wezel, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University, Nijmegen and MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, Enschede
Dr. Erik Aarnoutse, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Medical Center, Utrecht
Dr. Jan van Erp, TNO, Soesterberg
Dr. Paul Lemmens, Senior Scientist, Philips Research
MSc. Tsvetomira Tsoneva, Research Scientist, Philips Research

(copied from a post by Marieke van der Hoeven)