August 29th – 30th, 2023
At the first Neuroscience of the Everyday World conference, we are bringing together leaders in the fields of computer science, biomedical engineering, cognitive science, neurology, and clinical neuroscience to present state-of-the-art research, all focused on the study of continuous brain measurement in real-world activities. The presentations will all focus on innovative methodologies (e.g., fNIRS, EEG, BCI+real time feedback), different real-world contexts (e.g., measurements at home, in the clinic/hospital), and a range of healthy and disease states (e.g., dementia, stroke).
The conference will be 1.5 days with 2 keynotes, 3 symposia and a poster session. The goal is to facilitate extensive discussion and brainstorming to accelerate the impact of these convergent activities.
An FAQ is here.
The detailed agenda with timing is here. A summary follows:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
Keynote: Joy Hirsch, “Wild-Type Neuroscience: Challenges, Progress, and Future Directions for Understanding the Brain in Real-Life Action” Presentation Video
Symposium 1: Innovations in technologies to continuously monitor the brain in the
Alexander von Lühmann, “fNIRS in the Everyday World” Presentation Video
Klaus Gramman, “Imaging natural cognition in the real world” Presentation Video
Andrew Duchowski, “Contextualizing the Everyday World through Gaze” Presentation Video
Symposium 2: Monitoring the brain in healthy subjects
Allan Reiss, “Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Neuroscience Applications” Allan Reiss Presentation Video
Ralph Adolphs, “Eyetracking in autism using webcams and smartphones” Presentation Video
Bettina Sorger, “fNIRS for Brain-based Interaction and Neurofeedback Learning in the Everyday World” Presentation Video
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Keynote 2: Hasan Ayaz, “Neuroergonomics: Observing the “Brain at Work” in Everyday Life” Presentation Video
Symposium 3: Monitoring the brain in clinical populations. Applications of
continuous brain monitoring in neurological disorders and development.
Lou Awad, “Brain-in-the-loop control of soft robotic exosuits for gait assistance in the everyday world” Presentation Video
Adam Woods, “Leveraging artificial intelligence, clinical trials and neuroimaging to precision dose transcranial direct current stimulation” Presentation Video
Swathi Kiran, “Using fNIRS to understand everyday interactions and discourse in post-stroke individuals with aphasia” Presentation Video
Conference Summary Discussion
The conference will be held at Boston University in Room 101 of the Kilachand Life Sciences Building, 610 Commonwealth Avenue starting at 8am on Tuesday August 29 and end by 1pm on Wednesday August 30, 2023.
IN-PERSON SOLD OUT. But registration for VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE is still possible through our registration page here.
The conference will have poster sessions for participants to present their research.
Poster boards can accommodate posters up to 4 feet high by 6 feet wide. Presenters are recommended to use the standard sizes of 36”h x 48”w (A0 poster size) for their posters.
Trainee Travel Awards
There are travel awards to assist trainees in attending this conference. Trainees selected to receive a travel award will be asked to organize a conference summary report with the other awardees. The awards will cover economy airfare and two nights of hotel, up to $1000 for domestic travel and $1500 for international travel. Trainees should apply for the travel award when submitting an abstract and are encourage to apply by July 1. During submission, the trainee will be asked if they want to be considered for the travel award, their mentor’s name and email address, and the amount requested for the award. There is a fixed sum available and so minimizing the amount requested permits more awards to be made. Trainees should then have their mentor send a short email to the organizers at email@example.com confirming the applicant is a trainee and briefly explaining the relevance of the workshop for the trainee and the relevance of the trainee’s poster for the workshop. Awards will be made on a rolling basis starting July 1.
Joy Hirsch, PhD
Yale School of Medicine, USA
Wild-Type Neuroscience: Challenges, Progress, and Future Directions for Understanding the Brain in Real-Life Action
Hasan Ayaz, PhD
Drexel University, USA
Observing the “Brain at Work” in Everyday Life
Ralph Adolphs, PhD
Eyetracking in autism using webcams and smartphones
Louis Awad, PhD
Boston University, USA
Brain-in-the-loop control of soft robotic exosuits for gait assistance in the everyday world
Andrew Duchowski, PhD
Clemson School of Computing, USA
Contextualizing the Everyday World through Gaze
Swathi Kiran, PhD
Boston University, USA
Using fNIRS to understand everyday interactions and discourse in post-stroke individuals with aphasia
Klaus Gramann, PhD
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Imaging natural cognition in the real world
Allan Reiss, MD
Stanford University, USA
Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Neuroscience Applications
Bettina Sorger, PhD
Maastricht University, Netherlands
fNIRS for Brain-based Interaction and Neurofeedback Learning in the Everyday World
Alexander von Lühmann, PhD, TU Berlin – BIFOLD, Germany
fNIRS in the Everyday World
Adam Woods, PhD
University of Florida, USA
Leveraging artificial intelligence, clinical trials and neuroimaging to precision dose transcranial direct current stimulation
Conference organized by
David Boas, PhD | Swathi Kiran, PhD | Alexander von Lühmann, PhD and the Tianqiao & Chrissy Chen Institute
Co-organized by the BU Neurophotonics Center …
… the Center for Brain Recovery …
… and the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute