Seminar: “A Career in Neuroscience: Brain-Computer Interfaces, Brain Imaging, and Neurodynamics ,” Dr. Zafer İşcan (INSERM, France), Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center- SC106, 1:30PM March 12 (EN)

by Dr. Zafer İşcan
Neurospin Center at National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France

Title: A Career in Neuroscience: Brain-computer interfaces, brain imaging, and neurodynamics
Date and Time: Monday, March 12th, 2018, at 13:30
Location: Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center, SC106

Abstract: Neural data and imaging are the key elements for understanding brain function. Recently, several ambitious projects (e.g. BRAIN Initiative, Human Brain Project) were introduced in this area. With the collaboration of scientists/institutes and using big data analytics, these attempts will very likely to boost our knowledge about the brain in the near future. In this talk, I will briefly mention my research experience on neuroscience: Brain-computer interfaces, brain imaging, and neurodynamics. I will cover different modalities including electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by focusing on a subset of my studies.

About the Speaker: Dr. Zafer İşcan is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory of Neurospin Center at National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France, where he is looking for the neural determinants of spontaneous self-initiated actions. His recent research interests include brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) with specific emphasis on steady state visual evoked potentials (SSVEPs), correlations between pre-stimulus neuronal activity and motor evoked potentials, and neurodynamics of decisions under time constraints. He has a PhD in Electronics Engineering, MSc. in Biomedical Engineering and BSc. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. He was an exchange student at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne for one semester during his doctorate studies. His thesis focused on the EEG based BCIs. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Stony Brook University in New York and National Research University,
Higher School of Economics in Moscow.