Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience
The brain creates a coherent interpretation of the external world based on input from its senses. However, data from the senses are sometimes unreliable and confused. How does the brain determine what is out there in the world around it?
At The MARCS Institute, we conduct neurophysiological and psychophysical investigations combined with computational and electronic modelling to reverse engineer the brain. The outcomes are then applied to create electronic sensors via neuromorphic engineering.
Neuromorphic engineering is a subfield of electrical engineering that applies knowledge of how signals are processed in the brain to build electronic signal processing systems that vastly outperform current digital signal processing systems. We also develop novel electronics and signal processing for biomedical instrumentation, including wireless sleep monitoring and electrical impedance tomography and spectroscopy.