Sigma: 2022-11

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The Brain at Work, Play, and in Everyday Life

Frédéric Dehais, Stephen Fairclough, John Muñoz, Alan T. Pope, Chad L. Stephens

November 15, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. at this stream


Physiological Computing systems are technological systems that incorporate physiological data from humans into their functionality or display these data at their interfaces. Neuroergonomics examines the brain mechanisms and underlying human–technology interaction in increasingly naturalistic settings representative of work and in everyday-life situations. The presenters will introduce Physiological Computing and Neuroergonomics in applications that vary from social robotics and videogames in laboratory settings to firearms training in virtual reality to aviation operations in highly ecological environments.


Frédéric Dehais is a full professor at IASE-SUPAERO since 2012 and holder of the 20-year AXA-chair “Neuroergonomics”, and of the ANITI Chair “AI for Neuroscience” (ANTI, Toulouse). Stephen Fairclough is a Professor in the Liverpool John Moores University School of Psychology. John Muñoz is a Physiological Computing researcher at the University of Waterloo. Alan Pope is a Distinguished Research Associate at NASA whose 40 year NASA career involved developing biocybernetic technologies under ARMD aviation safety research projects. Chad Stephens is a NASA research scientist since 2009 who applies psychophysiological methods and advanced statistical and machine learning analyses to human data in support of ARMD aviation safety research.

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