An informative lecture on ‘Introduction to Neural Engineering’ was delivered by Dr. Noeline Prins at the Department of Mechanical Engineering on 26th May 2016 for undergraduates, postgraduates, instructors and lecturers of the department.
Dr. Noeline Prins earned her bachelors from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka. She earned her doctorate from University of Miami, USA. At present, she is a postdoctoral researcher at University of Geneva, Switzerland, working on connectivity for understanding Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease, OCD and Tourette’s Syndrome.
She spoke in the areas of motor, sensory and cognitive neuroprosthetics, neurorehabilitation and research tool development. She also briefed on ethical concerns and applicability of Neural Engineering to Sri Lanka. Engineers fix, replace or optimize for the betterment of humankind. With collaboration of the audience, the speaker discussed on how to engineer problems in human brain. Dr. Noeline was successful in delivering a very useful scientific lecture understandably for an audience with different academic stages.