March 15, 2011 -
Iran Neural Technology Center is a coordinated group of scientists and engineers dedicated to research in the area of Neural Engineering. Neural engineering is a discipline within biomedical engineering that uses an interdisciplinary engineering approach to understand, repair, replace, or enhance the function of the nervous systems using elements of computational biology, neuroscience, electrical engineering, signal processing, chemistry and chemical engineering, and other formerly separate disciplines. Neural engineers are uniquely qualified to solve design problems at the interface of living neural tissue and electronics devices. Much current research is focused on understanding the coding and processing of information in the nervous systems, quantifying how this processing is altered in the pathological state, and how it can be manipulated through interactions with artificial devices including brain-computer interfaces and neuroprosthesis.
The center was started in 2009 and replaced the Bioelectric Laboratory started in 1972. The center offers an interdisciplinary research environment and training in emerging areas that combine engineering with neurosciences. The center is located on the campus of Iran University of Science and Technology.