Our research is presented in two types of lectures: one for a general audience and one for a scientific audience. Please follow the links below if you wish to listen to one of our lectures.

Senior Staff Lectures

The Amazing Plastic Brain
Mitchell Tyler at the Engineer's Day celebration, October 8, 2010 
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Electrical Stimulation of Touch for Rehabilitation 
Kurt Kaczmarek, Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, March 22, 2010. 
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The Brain Self-Recovery: The Art of Modern Neurorehabilitation
Yuri Danilov at the Wednesday Nite at the Lab lecture series, June 9, 2010.

To play video, click here, then click on "recorded lectures sorted by date" and select 06/09/2010 Yuri Danilov.
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The Amazing Plastic Brain and How It Grew a Business
Mitchell Tyler at the Bascom Hill Society Showcase Series, July 28, 2009.
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Paul Bach-y-Rita Memorial Lectures

The Memorial Fund supports lectures by distinguished outside neuroscientists related to Dr. Bach-y-Rita's work.

  1. A neuroplasticity perspecitive about the origins of human ability — medical and philosophical implications, April 23, 2010, Dr. Michael Merzenich, Genetics Biotechology Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  2. Learning about seeing from the blind, April 3, 2009, Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 
  3. Ethics, Society, and Advances in Brain Science, Jan 19, 2017, UW Genetics-Biotechnology Building, Dr. Judy Illes, University of British Columbia. 

Project Directors

Our team is led by three project directors, Kurt Kaczmarek, Mitchell Tyler and Yuri Danilov, who have a combined total of 65 years of experience in neuroscience, biomedical science, and engineering. 

Our Research

Founded in 1992, the Tactile Com­mu­nication & Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We are a research center that uses the experience of many different areas of science to study the theory and application of applied neuro­plasticity, the brain’s ability to re­or­ganize in response to new informa­tion, needs, and pathways.

Our research is aimed at developing solutions for sensory and motor disorder rehabilitation.