Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Professor, Director of the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland
Consultant neurologist at the Department of Neurology (University Hospital of Geneva), Switzerland
Olaf Blanke pioneered the neuroscientific study of human self-consciousness and subjectivity by using a broad range of methods such as the neuropsychology and electrophysiology of self-consciousness in neurological disease as well as brain imaging in healthy subjects. His main interest at present is the development of a data-driven neuroscientific theory of self-consciousness and subjectivity. Another main line of research concerns balance and body perception, and their application to engineering-based technologies such as virtual reality, robotics, and neuro-rehabilitation.