Satellite Symposium on 28th “Brain-Computer-Interfaces and Neurofeedback” + Technical Tour in ATR

Advances in brain-computer interface technologies and real-time functional brain imaging methods led to the development of novel neurofeedback approaches which allow for brain training that can induce plastic brain changes. Recent neurofeedback studies using real-time fMRI, EEG and MEG have successfully demonstrated the huge potential of this novel approach to address neuroscientific questions and to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. In this symposium, we will discuss current achievements and future direction of brain-computer interface and neurofeedback research.

Date : 28th November Tuesday, 2017
Time    : 10:00-15:30 Symposium (20 min talk and 5 min discussion)
  : 16:00-18:00 ATR Technical tour
Venue  : ATR, 2-2-2 Hikaridai Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0288 Japan
Organizer     : Takufumi Yanagisawa, MD.-Ph.D.  (Clinical Neural Engineering, Osaka University)
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10:00-10:05 Opening remark Mitsuo Kawato (ATR)
10:05-10:30 Michelle Hampson (Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Psychiatry, and the Child Study Center, Director of real-time fMRI, Yale School of Medicine)
10:30-10:55 Yuki Sakai (ATR)

10:55-11:10 Break

11:10-11:30 Frank Scharnowski (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University of Zurich)
11:35-12:00 Junichi Ushiba (Associate Professor, Department of Biosciences and Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University; Keio Institute of Pure and Applied Sciences (KiPAS))

12:00-13:25 Lunch

13:25-13:50 Ai Koizumi (CiNet, NICT)
13:50-14:15 Bettina Sorger (Maastricht University)

14:15-14:30 Break

14:30-14:55 Takashi Yamada (ATR)
14:55-15:20 Takufumi Yanagisawa (Endowed Division Associate Professor, Endowed Division of Clinical Neuroengineering, Osaka University)
15:20-15:30 Closing remark by Frank Scharnowski
16:00-18:00 Technical Tour in ATR