Eric Chudler, research associate professor of bioengineering and executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, has recently started a blog for the print and online magazine Psychology Today. In “Brain Bytes,” Chudler and co-author Lise Johnson, Ph.D., also a neuroscientist at the CSNE, explore the topic of neuroscience in small bits.
Their first post, “Brain-Computer Interfaces and the Future of Humanity,” explores the history, applications and implications of brain-computer interface technology. They caution that despite promising research results and plans to commercialize brain-computer interfaces by Elon Musk and others, that the technology has a long way to go and that it may “call into question what it really means to be human.”
Dr. Chudler is currently working on a collaborative project to develop, evaluate and disseminate a neuroscience curriculum for middle school students that focuses on the neuroactive properties of plants and herbs. He is host of the UWTV program BrainWorks, maintains the Neuroscience for Kids website and is active in educational outreach. With Dr. Johnson, he co-authored the recently published “Brain Bytes: Quick Answers to Quirky Questions About the Brain.”