Brain-Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience
Olaf Blanke, MD, PhD, is founding director of the Center for Neuroprosthetics and Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroprosthetics at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He also directs the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at EPFL and is Professor of Neurology at Geneva University Hospital and Geneva's new Campus Biotech.
Blanke has made major contributions to the neuroscience of multisensory perception, embodiment and self-consciousness with broad impact beyond neuroscience, in psychology, philosophy, neurology and engineering. Most recently, Dr. Blanke has pioneered the development of cognetics by integrating technologies from robotics, virtual reality, and neuroscience. His medical activities (cogniceuticals) are dedicated to the application of these neurotechnological breakthroughs to novel diagnostics and therapeutics in orthopaedic, neurological, psychiatric, and respiratory disease.