Scientific Program Agenda

The scientific program for the 2022 joint meeting of Neuroergonomics and NYC Neuromodulation Conferences spans 3 days with 20+ curated sessions.Your registration includes access to the scientific program, posters, exhibits, and social events intended to encourage new connections and collaborations. For 1 day before and after the scientific program, hands-on practicals are available. See Pre- & Post-Conference Workshops >>

This program is in development with additional sessions and talks posted shortly.

The conference is thematically organized around the themes of Emotion and HRV, Communication and Language, Closed-Loop Technology BCI, Pain, Addiction and Binge Eating, Recovery, Performance, and Skill, Eye-tracking, Social Medical, Neuromarketing, and Remote/mobile sensing in the wild. These themes are intended to encourage discussion that fuse traditional sub-domains of brain and health technologies.

Pre-Conference Workshops - Thursday, July 28
From Passive BCI to Neuroadaptivity
Directors: Thorsten O. Zander, PhD, Sarah-Michelle Mehnert

This workshop, originally scheduled for Thursday, July 28 is now moved to Monday, August 1, 8:30 AM - 1 PM

10 AM - 4:30 PM Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): Advanced Theory and Hands-on Workshop
Directors: Adam J Woods, PhD, Helena Knotkova, PhD, Marom Bikson, PhD

Room: Shepard 250

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Neurotech Commercialization Workshop
Independently OrganizedSee details

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1:30 - 5 PM Real-time and close-loop EEG processing with the open-source OpenViBE platform: hands-on workshop
Directors: Fabien Lotte, PhD, Sébastien Rimbert, PhD, Thomas Prampart, PhD, Laurent Bougrain, PhD

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1:30 - 4:30 PM A primer on machine learning for physiological signals
Directors: Jacek Dmochowski, PhD

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5 - 7 PM Post-Workshop / Pre-Conference Al Fresco Social @ Baylander Steel Beach - West Harlem Piers See details
Day 1 Program - Friday, July 29
7 AM Conference Venue / Registration Open
7:30 AM Great Hall / Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 - 8:25 AM Sponsors Morning Workshop with Breakfast - Soterix Medical: Latest technology updates in Neuromodulation and NeuromonitoringRegister (Free)
8:25 - 8:30 AM Day 1 - Opening Remarks: Giussepina Pilloni, Marom Bikson, Hasan Ayaz
8:30 - 9:50 AM Session 1: Neurotechnology and Brain Aging (Great Hall)
Moderator: Amy Vogel, PhD
8:30 AM Benjamin Hampstead, PhD - How higher dose and home-based HD-tDCS may change treatment of dementia
8:48 AM Meltem Izzetoglu, PhD - Prefrontal hemodynamics during single and dual task walking in older adults
9:06 AM Adam Woods, PhD - Neuromodulation to counteract cognitive aging
9:24 AM Helena Knotkova, PhD - Neurostimulation for cognitive enhancement (Alzheimer's disease) and pain in older adults
9:50 - 10:20 AM Coffee Break Sponsored by
10:20 - 12 PM Session 2: Addicted brain and Neurotechnology (Great Hall)
Moderator: Hyein Cho, PhD
10:20 AM Colleen Hanlon, PhD - Switching from Gin to Juice: TMS as a therapeutic tool for alcohol use disorder
10:38 AM Ali Rezai, MD - Neuromodulation for addiction
10:56 AM Rita Z Goldstein, PhD - Brain Imaging and Modulation of craving
11:14 AM Andrew Stephen Huhn, PhD - Wearable neuroimaging for opioid use disorder treatment
11:32 AM Laura Berner, PhD - Binge eating and identifying neurobiological mechanisms that underlie cognitive control
12:00 - 1:20 PM Networking / Exhibits / Lunch - Food Truck Lunch on the Lawn (on your own)
1:20 - 2:40 PM Session 3: Creative Brain / Wired Brain (Parallel, Great Hall)
Moderator: Stephane Perrey, PhD
1:20 PM Barbara Colombo, PhD - Cognitive reserve, aging, emotion, creativity and brain stimulation
1:38 PM John Kounious, PhD - The Neuroscience of novice and expert creative performance: Insights from jazz improvisation
1:56 PM Anjan Chatterjee, MD - Neuroaesthetics
2:14 PM Evangelia G. Chrysikou, PhD - Augmenting creativity with non-invasive brain stimulation
1:20 - 3:00 PM Session 4: Eye-movement & Cognition: What the Eyes Reveal (Parallel, Shepard 250)
Moderator: Frederic Dehais, PhD
1:20 PM Todd Hudson, PhD - Eye tracking in illness- new devices/ assistive technology & advanced wearables in vision disability
1:38 PM Andrew Duchowski, PhD - Latest in eye- tracking methods
1:56 PM Carryl Baldwin, PhD - Eye metrics as indices of attentional state and workload
2:14 PM Kevin Chan, PhD - Sensory Substitution and Brain Plasticity in the Blind
2:32 PM Rebecca Jones, PhD - Detection of eye contact with deep neural networks is as accurate as human experts
2:40 - 3:10 PM Session O1: Oral Highlights (Parallel, Great Hall)
Moderators: Gozde Unal, PhD, Giuseppina Pilloni, PhD
Brian Erickson - Parametric evaluation of TMS EEG phase resetting as a function of TMS amplitude and endogenous EEG phase
Anna Tarasenko, PhD - Determination of the effects of taVNS on the Heart Rate Variability using a Machine Learning pipeline
Angela Vujic - Anxiety Levels in Participants can Increase Relative Right Frontal EEG in Affect Elicitation Studies
Mike Salomone - Out of the loop neural correlates during the supervision of an automated system
Tiash Rana Mukherjee, PhD - Neural, Muscular, and Perceptual responses with Shoulder Exoskeleton Use over Days
Pankaj Sah, MBBS PhD - Role for the amygdala in treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder using deep brain stimulation
Nishant Verma - Alzheimer’s Therapy: Cranial nerve stimulation to promote glymphatic function
Joyce Bore-Norton, PhD - Cortical activation by directional STN-DBS in Parkinson’s disease revealed using subject-specific MEG source localization
3:10 - 3:30 PM Coffee Break Sponsored by
3:30 - 5:55 PM Session 5: Boosting Performance (1): The Mind (Parallel - Great Hall)
Moderator: Marom Bikson, PhD
3:30 PM Daniel Callan, PhD - Measuring and stimulating the brain at the extremes of perfomance
3:48 PM Vince Clark, PhD - Using electric, acoustic and radiant energies to improve learning
4:06 PM John Medaglia, PhD - Personalizing neuromodulation to enhance cognition
4:24 PM Inês Violante, PhD - Targeting the Human Hippocampus with Non-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation
4:42 PM Stephane Perrey, PhD - Stimulating the brain for improving mental performance in sport: does it work?
5 PM Kiwon Lee, PhD - Transcranial direct current stimulation as at-home electroceutical for the treatment of mild to moderate major depressive disorder : From multi-center pivotal trial to real-world clinical practice in South Korea Breakout technology
5:10 PM Brett Wingeier, PhD - The difference and similarities between consumer and medical neuromodulation Breakout technology
5:20 PM Gozde Unal, PhD - Adaptive tissue models of transcranial electrical stimulation including ECT Breakout technology
5:30 PM Faranak Farzan, PhD - EEG microstates, fluid intelligence, cognitive training, and brain stimulaiton
3:30 - 4:35 PM Session 6: Virtual Agents (Parallel - Shepard 250)
Moderator: Ranjana Mehta, PhD
3:30 PM Maria Schultheis, PhD - The application of virtual reality technology in rehabilitation
3:48 PM Robert Jacob, PhD - fNIRS as an input to brain computer interfaces
4:06 PM Adrian Curtin, PhD - Neural correlates of cyberphysical collaboration and perception of synthetic speech
2:57 PM Frederic Dehais, PhD - Dual passive-active BCI
4:35 - 6 PM Session 7: Neurotechnology for Neuroergonomics (Parallel, Shepard 250)
Moderator: Adrian Curtin, PhD
4:35 PM Jacob Robinson, PhD - Read-write BCI development
4:53 PM Simon Ladouce, PhD - Capturing cognitive events embedded in the real-world using mobile EEG and Eye-Tracking
5:11 PM Flavia Vitale, PhD - MXene-infused bioelectronic interfaces for multiscale electrophysiology and stimulation
5:29 PM Jesse Mark, PhD - Active and passive neurotechnology based enhancement of training in flight simulators Breakout technology
6 PM Cocktail and Jazz Reception (free to all conference attendees) See details
7:30 PM Venue Closes / Exhibit hall closes

Day 2 Program - Saturday, July 30
7 AM Conference Venue / Registration Open
7:30 AM Great Hall / Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 - 8:25 AM Morning Workshop with Breakfast - Promoting emerging scientists and diversity in Neurotech: A Discussion
Moderator: Ranjana Mehta, PhD
Vividha Bhaskar
Mahima Sharma
Emma Elizabeth Biggs
8:25 - 8:30 AM Day 2 - Opening Remarks: Giussepina Pilloni, Leigh Charvet, Frederic Dehais
8:30 - 10:20 AM Session 8: Wearable Mobile Neurotechnologies (Great Hall)
Moderator: Fabien Lotte, PhD
8:30 AM Mary Lou Jepsen, PhD - Next-gen portable neuroimaging for medical diagnostics
8:48 AM Ryan Field, PhD - Next-gen mobile neuroimaging for everyday use
9:06 AM Tiago H. Falk, PhD - Wearable BCIs for xR
9:26 AM David Boas, PhD - Toward neuroscience of the everyday world using functional near-infrared spectroscopy
9:42 AM Matthias Ziegler, PhD - Computational models for near-real-time performance predictions based on physiological measures of workload
10 AM Hyein Cho, PhD - Mobile therapy games and ABMT Breakout technology
10:20 - 10:40 AM Coffee Break / Poster session A Sponsored by
10:40 - 12:00 PM Session 9: Social Neuroergonomics (Great Hall)
Moderator: Hasan Ayaz, PhD
10:40 AM Michael Platt, PhD - Unlock the potential of human in the workplace: the brain power approach
10:58 AM Uri Hasson, PhD - Shared computational principles for language processing in humans and deep language models
11:16 AM Ofer Tchernichovski, PhD - Crowd wisdom enhanced by costly signaling in a virtual rating system
11:34 AM Lucas Parra, PhD - Cognitive processing of a common stimulus synchronizes brains, hearts, and eyes
12:00 - 12:30 PM Session O2: Oral Highlights (Great Hall)
Moderators: Gozde Unal, PhD, Giuseppina Pilloni, PhD
Laurent Koessler, PhD - Transcranial direct current stimulation modulates intracerebral evoked potientials during face recognition tasks
Caroline Hamery - Transcranial random noise stimulation enhances retention performance after training of a complex cognitive task
William J. Huffman - In vivo and computational studies of the effects of vagus nerve stimulation on heart rate
Aprinda Indahlastari, PhD - High fidelity tdcs finite element models to predict changes in functional connectivity of the working memory networks in older adults
Kyungho Won - May tactile stimulation and electrical brain stimulation be helpful to the BCI-unable?
Erin McCulloch - Electrical vestibular nerve stimulation (VeNS): A follow-up safety assessment of long-term usage
Yun-Sung Lee - Effect of an individualized stimulation frequency for transcranial alternating current stimulation on cognitive function
Keum-Shik Hong, PhD - Comparison of tAC- and tDC-stimulation techniques using fNIRS
Lindsey McIntire - Cervical Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation Sustains Cognitive Performance during 34-Hours of Sustained Wakefulness
12:30 - 1:45 PM Lunch / Exhibits / Poster Session A - Food Truck Lunch on the Lawn (on your own)
1:45 - 2:58 PM Session 10: When the Computer Types Back: Latest Developments in Bidirectional BCI (Parallel - Great Hall)
Moderator: Lucas Parra, PhD
1:45 PM Fabien Lotte, PhD - New and emerging advanced machine learning approaches for BCI
2:03 PM Riki Banerjee, PhD - Endovascular brain computer interface
2:21 PM Thorsten O. Zander, PhD - Neuroadaptive BCI
2:39 PM Angelique C Paulk, PhD - Advancing large-scale single cell recording and neurostimulation precision in the human brain
1:45 - 3:15 PM Session 11: Boosting Perfomance (2): The Body (Parallel, Shepard 250)
Moderator: Cristin Grace Welle, PhD
1:45 PM Dylan J. Edwards, PhD - Robotically enhanced motor practice in neurorehabilitation
2:03 PM Cristin Grace Welle, PhD - VNS enhances motor learning and myelin plasticity
2:21 PM John Martin, PhD - Cortical and spinal cord stimulation enhance recovery from spinal cord injury
2:39 PM Greg Appelbaum, PhD - Expediting skills acquisition in surgeons through psychophysiological monitoring and brain stimulation
2:57 PM Charlotte Stagg, PhD - Mechanisms underpinning human motor learning for developing new treatment approaches
3:15 - 3:35 PM Coffee Break / Poster session A
3:35 - 5:23 PM Session 12: New Currents in Brain Stimulation 1: Circuits and Systems (Parallel, Great Hall)
Moderator: Giuseppina Pilloni
3:35 PM Sarah Lisanby, MD - Brain-Behavior Quantification and Synchronization (BBQS)
3:53 PM Hayriye Cagnan, PhD - Stimulating at the right time: Brain stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation
4:11 PM Rosana Esteller, PhD - Revolutionizing neuromodulation therapy with dynamic stimulation
4:29 PM Jacek Dmochowski, PhD - How focused ultrasound and near-infrared light change brain rhythms and connectivity
4:47 PM Petra Ritter, MD - The Virtual Brain for clinical application
5:05 PM Leigh Charvet, PhD - Contactless home-based tDCS
3:35 - 4:29 PM Session 13: Social and Consumer Neuroergonomics (Parallel, Shepard 250)
Moderator: Hyein Cho, PhD
3:35 PM Hasan Ayaz, PhD - Interpersonal brain synchrony and neural efficiency in children and adults during everyday tasks
3:53 PM Ranjana Mehta, PhD - The eyes are windows into the brain: Sex parity for effective Human-Autonomy teaming
4:11 PM Laura Astolfi, PhD - Inter-brain coupling from EEG hyperscanning and multiple-subject models of the social brain
4:32 - 5:30 PM Session 14: Panel - What academics need to know about engineering useful neuromodulation devices (Parallel, Shepard 250)
Kate Rosenbluth, PhD (Cala Health)
Erika K. Ross, PhD (Abbott)
Jennifer Ernst, PhD (Tivic Health)
5:30 - 6:30 PM Poster Session A
6:30 PM Venue Closes / Exhibit Hall Closes
7 PM Young Scientist Social @ The Grange See details

Day 3 Program - Sunday, July 31
7:30 AM Conference Venue / Registration Open
8 AM Great Hall / Exhibit Hall Open
8 - 8:55 AM Sponsors Morning Workshop with Breakfast - Wearable Sensing: Simultaneous Dry EEG + fNIRS & Closed-Loop Dry EEG + tDCS Register (Free)
8:55 - 9 AM Day 3 - Opening Remarks: Giussepina Pilloni, Hasan Ayaz, Ranjana K Mehta
9 - 10:12 AM Session 15: What The Heart Tells The Brain, and Vice Versa (Great Hall)
Moderator: Giuseppina Pilloni, PhD
9 AM Bashar Badran, PhD - What the heart tells us about brain stimulation: From Babies, to COVID, to zero-gravity
9:18 AM Camila Cosmo, PhD - What brain and heart activity tell us about when to apply tDCS and TMS (for PTSD, ADHD, and inhibtory control)
9:36 AM Esra Al, PhD - Heartbeats Impact Perception and Motor Activity
9:54 AM Jens Madsen, PhD - Storytelling makes hearts (and brains) beat as one
10:15 - 10:35 AM Coffee Break / Poster session B Sponsored by
10:35 - 12:05 PM Session 16: Why So Sad? Neurotechnology for Attention and Mood (Great Hall)
Moderator: Marom Bikson, PhD
10:35 AM Harold A. Sackeim, PhD - Lessons from ECT on principles of neuromodulation
10:51 AM Mark S. George, MD - Electromagnetic neuromodulation therapy for depression: The road from invention to FDA approval to therapy enhancement
11:09 AM Andre Brunoni, MD, PhD - Digitizing Neuromodulation: Transcranial Electric Stimulation as a mobile mental Health device
11:27 AM Helen Mayberg, MD - Deep brain stimulation for depression
11:45 AM Eleanor J. Cole, PhD - Neuroscience-informed non-invasive brain stimulation treatment for depression Breakout technology
12:05 - 12:30 PM Session O3 - Oral Highlights (Great Hall)
Moderators: Gozde Unal, PhD, Giuseppina Pilloni, PhD
Oshin Tyagi, PhD - TMS applications to uncover central mechanisms of fatigue under stress
Luis Cardoso, PhD - Mechanical stimulation by an automatic massage bed: Predicting stresses and deformation in human body parts using computational modeling
Heloise de Baun - Network-level mechanisms underlying effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on visuomotor learning in schizophrenia
Nigel Gebodh - Deep learning framework for non-invasive closed-loop neuromodulation for attention
John Hayes - Brain dynamics associated with psychomotor training using augmented reality
Mahima Sharma - Evoked Synaptic Excitatory Potentials (ESAPs): A novel electrophysiological biomarker for Spinal Cord Stimulation
12:30 - 1:45 PM Lunch / Exhibits / Poster Session B - Food Truck Lunch on the Lawn (on your own)
1:45 - 3:15 PM Session 17: Mental Workload Passive BCI (Parallel, Great Hall)
Moderator: Simon Ladouce, PhD
1:45 PM Ryan McKendrick, PhD - Passive measurement of cognitive load: Lessons learned and recommendations from applied application
2:03 PM Erin Solovey, PhD - Integrating brain signals and educational data mining to improve online learning environments
2:21 PM Kurtulus Izzetoglu, PhD - fNIRS measures of cognitive workload during a UAS mission and training
2:39 PM Denny Yu, PhD - Real-time non-intrusive workload monitoring-Integration in surgery training and assessment
1:45 - 3:15 PM Session 18: Electrophysiological Markers of Brain Health in Neuromodulation (Parallel, Shepard 250)
Moderator: Evangelia Chrysikou, PhD
1:45 PM Inês Violante, PhD - Closed-loop neuromodulation with Bayesian optimization
2:03 PM Joshua Jacobs, PhD - Understanding neuronal codes and oscillations to optimize direct cortical stimulation
2:21 PM Yael Hanein, PhD - The Home-Based Sleep Laboratory Breakout technology
2:39 PM Gesa Hartwigsen, PhD - Combining non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation with neuroimaging and electrophysiology: inferring causality in cognitive neuroscience
2:57 PM Ilknur Telkes, PhD - EEG patterns of spinal cord stimulation for pain and deep brain stimulation for PTSD and parkinson's
3:15 - 3:35 PM Coffee Break / Poster session B Sponsored by
3:35 - 4:30 PM Session 19: Government Panel: Priorities in Technology for Brain Interfaces (Parallel, Great Hall)
Moderator: Marom Bikson, PhD
Sahana Kukke, PhD (NIH NINDS)
Sarah Lisanby, MD (NIH NIMH)
Gregory Witkop,MD (DARPA)
3:35 - 4:35 PM Session 20: New Currents in Brain Stimulation 2: Cellular Targets (Parallel, Shepard 250)
Moderator: Giuseppina Pilloni
3:35 PM Mihály Vöröslakos, PhD - How small electric fields still affect neurons
3:56 PM Forouzan Farahani - Effects of direct current stimulation on synaptic plasticity in a single neuron
4:11 PM Bingmei Fu, PhD - tDCS flushes the brain
4:35 - 5:30 PM Session 21: Responsible Neuroergonomics: Neurorights, Governance and Ethical Development (Great Hall)
Moderator: Banu Onaral, PhD
4:35 PM Rafael Yuste, PhD - Neurorights: A human rights approach to neurotechnology
4:53 PM Anna Wexler, PhD - Ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding emerging brain technology
5:06 PM Laura Cabrera, PhD - From ethical guidelines to good practices in neurotechnology development
5:06 PM Panel discussion
Helen Mayberg, MD
Rafael Yuste, PhD
Anna Wexler, PhD
Laura Cabrera, PhD
Frederic Dehais, PhD
Banu Onaral, PhD
5:30 - 5:40 PM Closing Remarks
Hasan Ayaz, PhD, Giuseppina Pilloni PhD, Frederic Dehais, PhD
5:40 - 6:30 PM Poster Session B (Great Hall)
6:30 PM Exhibit Space / Great Hall Closes
5:30 - 6:30 PM Women in Neurotech - Shepard 250 See details
7 PM Venue Closes / Exhibit Hall Closes
Post-Conference Workshops - Monday, August 1
8:30 AM - 1 PM From Passive BCI to Neuroadaptivity
Directors: Thorsten O. Zander, PhD, Sarah-Michelle Mehnert

This workshop, originally scheduled for Thursday, July 28 is now postponed to Monday, August 1

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9 AM - 12 PM Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in Neuroscience and Clinical Practice: Hands-on Workshop
Directors: Eleanor Cole, PhD, Laura Tabacof, PhD
Staff: Kevin Caulfield

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9 AM - 12:30 PM EEG Workshop: Data collection, preprocessing, analysis
Directors: Simon Ladouce, PhD, Adrian Curtin, PhD, Hasan Ayaz, PhD, Frederic Dehais, PhD
1:30 - 4:30 PM Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy Workshop: Data collection, preprocessing, analysis
Directors: Adrian Curtin, PhD, Frederic Dehais, PhD, Hasan Ayaz, PhD

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