Neuroscience is making its way across the globe! Recently, The Harvard South Asia Institute selected 25 young students of technology to participate in a two-week long workshop, introducing them to the excitement and interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience and engineering in Bangalore, India. Course managers included our longtime Harvard colleagues and scientists Venkatesh Murthy and Laura Magnotti , and during two weeks the students learned about brain function from ion channels on up to cognitive networks. As one part of the hands-on component of the workshop, the students did experiments using our gear! They used the Neuron SpikerBox kits to record action potentials from cricket and grasshopper legs (which the students caught themselves on campus). They also experimented with humans, recording EMG during arm wrestling contests, using the Muscle SpikerBox.
The Harvard South Asia Institute workshop seeks to introduce Indian students to the excitement of brain science, and this is the second version of the workshop; We are happy that the NeuroRevolution is expanding and creating a wider community all over the world. The workshop had graduate and undergraduate students, who usually do not sit for classes together, learning and helping do experiments on the electrical activity of neurons. For many, it was the first time doing electrophysiology!
Read the full article that was featured in The Times of India here to find out more about this workshop. Many more shall come!