Wednesday, December 28, 2016

JOBS in Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon

Cognitive Systems Engineers (CSE) work with interdisciplinary CSE teams to create the concepts and detailed designs for revolutionary information systems.  The CSE team is dedicated to providing principle-driven design of human-machine systems with the central focus being creating effective systems that embed user expertise and support decision making. 


CSEs are responsible for the interface designs as well as the comprehensive cognitive work analysis that informs those designs. Our CSEs also work closely with our talented group of software developers, providing design concepts, representational designs, and functionality requirements as guidance for their system development effort.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Brain Assessment with Ahead 300

BrainScope, develop technology for assessing traumatic brain injuries (TBI), just won FDA clearance for its latest device, the Ahead 300. 
It can provide a rapid electroencephalographic (EEG) assessment of a person who suffered a head injury, utilizing disposable electrodes and a connected smartphone to process the information. It relies on the firm’s proprietary algorithms and machine learning to spot certain patterns and correlations within the recorded brainwaves.

Following the test it produces a report that highlights important aspects that are of note. These can then be used to help pin down a diagnosis. More information here.

Monday, December 26, 2016

JOB - PhD student Sleep for traumatic memories

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severely disabling mental disorder with traumatic memories at its core, resulting in nightmares and flashbacks. Sleep is crucial in the treatment of PTSD, since traumatic memories that get neutralized during treatment subsequently get integrated in long-term storage during memory consolidation while asleep. This stabilizes the updated memories and further reduces their affective charge. Recent advances in basic memory research show that memory consolidation can be enhanced by presenting reminder cues. This project aims to integrate these memory reactivation strategies during sleep for the first time in standard PTSD treatment to increase overall therapeutic effectiveness. By using functional MRI before and after and polysomnography during treatment, the project will at the same time elucidate the underlying neurobiological mechanism.

The candidate is responsible for conducting experimental research (including patient inclusion and fMRI/EEG measurements), data analysis and reporting findings in international journals. He/she is expected to submit a high quality dissertation for examination within four years of the appointment.

For more information about this Psychiatry/Neuroscience Job in GGZ inGeest press here.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Noninvasive EEG Based Control of a Robotic Arm for Reach and Grasp Tasks

A team at University of Minnesota has created a control system that relies non-invasive electroencephalography (EEG) to allow people to use a robotic arm to move objects.

One more long step in brain-computer interfaces that can be used to control the complex motion of powered robotic arms. More information here.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

PhD positions in University of Rhode Island, USA

The National Center for Adaptative Neurotechnologies (NCAN) is looking for two PhD positions in Biomedical Engineering until December, 15th.

For more information contact the Assistant Professor, Yalda Shahriari.

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