What happens when technology knows more about us than we do? Poppy Crum studies how we express emotions -- and she suggests the end of the poker face is near, as new tech makes it easy to see the signals that give away how we're feeling. In a talk and demo, she shows how "empathetic technology" can read physical signals like body temperature and the chemical composition of our breath to inform on our emotional state. For better or for worse. "If we recognize the power of becoming technological empaths, we get this opportunity where technology can help us bridge the emotional and cognitive divide," Crum says.
Professor Barry Everitt, University of Cambridge, shares some incredible insight into the relationship between learning and addiction. As the first President of the Society of Neuroscience outside of the United States, Barry also discusses some of the challenges and opportunities for neuroscience research that he aims to address.
At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience in April 2019, we were lucky enough to sit down with leading neuroscientists to discuss their work. In this interview, Professor Ileana Hanganu-Opatz of the University of Hamburg, describes the mechanisms important for cognitive development and the ways in which they can malfunction.WATCH NOW