KIIT School of Electronics Engineering (SoEE) organized a special talk on “Gamma oscillations in Brain Computer Interface (BCI): a tool to investigate brain function in health and disease” under Speak and Search Lecture Series on 26th March 2021.
Delivering the talk, Prof. Supratim Ray, Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore stated that the presence of gamma waves in the brain activity of a healthy adult is related to certain motor functions or perceptions. He displayed few slides about visually induced gamma-band responses in human electroencephalographic (EEG) activity and experiential study in monkeys which was recorded by implanting electronic chips on the brain. His experimental findings demonstrate that boosting gamma oscillations in specific brain areas appears to be able to restore cognitive function and reduce relative pathology in neuro-degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. These techniques can be used as a biomarker in detecting Alzheimer’s disease. His project is a collaborative work between IISc and NIMHANS Bangalore.
The special talk will benefit the Master students, research scholars and faculty members with an opportunity to get an idea about state-of-art-technology related to brain disorders and brain computer interfacing. The talk was coordinated by Dr. S. K. Sabat in the presence of Dr. Suprava Patnaik, Dean, Dr. Amlan Datta, Associate Dean, faculty members and students of the School.