EEG Tools to Help Individuals with Clinical Disorders

EEG Workshop

When: Friday June 17, 2016  9:30am-2:30pm
Where: Cognitive Science Building
Room 180
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
New Directions in EEG Research: Tools to Help Individuals with Clinical Disorders

Research groups all over the world have been exploring new directions in EEG research relevant to the understanding and treatment of disorders. Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) provide a direct connection from the human brain to a computer and translate brain activity into control signals for numerous applications, including tools to help severely disabled users communicate and improve their quality of life. BCIs have been used to restore movement, assess cognitive functioning, and provide communication and environmental control. Very recent work has extended BCI Technology to help individuals with Autism, ADHD, disorders of consciousness (DOCs), and others. In this workshop, we will discuss these issues and provide interactive, hands-on demos of new EEG technologies.
Program Overview:

09:30 B. Allison: BCI technology and new directions
10:00 J. Pineda: Effects of combining PNS and CNS training in children with ASD      
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 B. Allison: mindBEAGLE: BCI technology for persons with DOC
11:30 M. Datko: Combining resting state MEG and fMRI to assess the effects of training on network connectivity in ASD
12:00 Y. Wu: Multi-modal bio-sensing technology and real-time signal  processing for EEG research in naturalistic environments
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Hands-on demonstrations: Nautilus, mindBEAGLE, Cognionics. We will showcase some of the latest advances in portable brain-body imaging, including technologies for synchronized EEG, eye-tracking, ECG, and motion capture, as well as a virtual reality goggle system with EEG and eye-tracking capabilities.  All systems are cost-effective and support research and treatment outside of traditional laboratory environment.


Brendan Allison is an alumnus of the UCSD Cognitive Science department and an active researcher in BCI applications for persons with DOC.
Mike Datko is a postdoctoral fellow at the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence. His studies focus on functional connectivity of brain networks in autism, using resting state fMRI and MEG data across different stages of development. 
Jaime A. Pineda is the Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (CNL) at the UCSD Cognitive Science Department. He is interested in the field of BCI technology for neurorehabilitation. 
Ying Wu is a project scientist at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience.  She works with innovative portable and wearable technologies that integrate EEG with other bioimaging methods for improved diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neuropsychiatric and neurological disease.
For more information please contact Brendan Allison []