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Foundations of Neurotechnology


About This Course

This course provides a fundamental understanding of how neurotechnology works, and provides students with a basic understanding of neurotechnology and brain-computer interfaces building a solid knowledge base so that students will be able to define neurotechnology, learn of the applications and use cases from medical to recreational, understand who does or will use neurotechnology, learn about many different types of brain-interfaces and how they work, gain a basic neuroscience understanding through a neurotechnologist lens, engage in ethical questions related to the field, engage in transhumanist philosophy, learn about current companies and business opportunities within the field, and get access to resources to further learn about or start your journey in neurotech.

In order to make Neurotechnology easier to get into, we partnered with NeuroTechX to create the Foundations of Neurotechnology course which is completely free on the NeuroTechEDU platform.


We have created this course to be accessible yet challenging for all students new to neurotechnology. Students can choose to watch only the lecture videos for a more simple introduction to the field. If they would like to advance their knowledge further, they may look through the extensive written content and engage in discussion.

Course Staff

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Colin Fausnaught

Colin is a software developer with a background in blockchain development and neuroscience research. In 2016, he interned at OpenBCI and went on to teach a course about brain-computer interfacing at his Alma Mater RIT in Spring of 2020. Colin has a passion for advancing the neurotechnology field, as well as educating people about the field and increasing awareness about brain-computer interfaces.

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Harrison Canning

Nine years ago, Harrison came across a video from Brown University demonstrating that a tetraplegic woman could control a robotic arm with her mind. He began to imagine a future where brain-computer interfaces could allow machines to operate in a more “human” way. In the pursuit of this vision, he founded a neurotechnology research group at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester in 2018. Harrison has presented on the topic of BCIs on several occasions, including a TEDx talk and at the Dubai Maker Faire. With Colin, he founded The BCI Guys at the start of 2020 to break down the barriers of getting involved in neurotechnology. Website:

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