The DBI2 neuroscience area will focus on the neural principles underlying brain-brain, brain-environment, and social-brain interactions. Our neuroscience approach leverages the progress in computational methodologies and the development of new technologies in a synergistic manner.
Dutch Brain Interface Initiative (DBI2) combines two innovative approaches to advance our understanding of cognition and brain functions: 1) Closed-loop stimulation, and 2) experiments in naturalistic environments. The consortium consists of three intertwined research areas to leverage expertise across neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and hardware engineering. The results of our research will lead us to a better understanding of the neural basis of complex brain functions and will contribute to developing the next generation of neural treatments, including restoring vision for blind people and recovering movement for paralysed people.
Using recent advances in theoretical neuroscience and machine learning, we will build integrated software-hardware systems that can address a large array of neuroscientific issues at different spatial scales, ranging from single synapses to brain-wide distributed networks.
The Neurotechnology hardware team will push the state of the art, and introduce innovation in neuromodulation, recording, material, and microsystem integration in minimally invasive ways. The ultimate objective of neurotechnology is to enable seamless interaction with selected brain areas, including reading, writing, modulating, and blocking neurons within the brain.