Brain Science and Engineering using Neuroimaging Modality

Investigating brain functions measured by various neuroimaging modalities such as functional MRI (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) toward potential applications such as brain health care systems including brain-computer interface (BCI) and brain-machine interface (BMI) to enhance human performance.

Now, the Question is..

Brain engineering and brain healthcare applications as well as enhancement of human performance via neuroimaging modalities are possible?



Our goal is to investigate brain functions measured via various neuroimaging modalities including functional MRI (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) employing various signal processing techniques. We have done some interesting works including the fMRI data analyses using novel analytical methods such as independent vector analysis (IVA), iterative dual-regression of group independent component analysis (ICA) with a sparse prior to better estimate true neuronal activity, recursive principal component analysis (PCA) to EEG-segments of simultaneous EEG-fMRI data, and deep neural network to fMRI data. The developed methods would gainfully be applied to the neuroimaging data including fMRI, simultaneous EEG-fMRI, and real-time fMRI based neurofeedback method. Based on correct understanding of human brain functions, we would like to focus on the brain engineering including the BCI/BMI and ultimately on preclinical applications to develop an option to diagnose and treat the various neuropsychiatric illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and substance abuse. We believe that the proper analytical methods to exploit the hidden information of the neuroimaging data would lead to better understanding of the human brain and to better engineer the brain and ultimately toward enhancement of quality of life.

Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

- The 30th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2016),  December 05-10, 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

- The Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2017 Annual Meeting (OHBM 2017), June 25-29, 2017, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Recent Publications
  • Transcranial focused ultrasound stimulation of human primary visual cortex Lee W, Kim HC, Jung Y, Chung YA, Song IU, Lee JH, Yoo SS.Scientific Reports. 2016 (accepted)  [ PubMed / Google Scholar ]
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 3:56 AM by DaWoon Heo
  • Smartphone-based psychotherapeutic micro-interventions to improve mood in a real-world setting Meinlschmidt G, Lee JH, Stalujanis E, Belardi A, Oh M, Jung EK, Kim HC, Alfano J, Yoo SS and Tegethoff MFrontiers in Psychology. 2016 (accepted)[ PubMed / Google Scholar ]
    Posted Aug 23, 2016, 11:39 AM by DaWoon Heo
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  • General Board
  • [News] A radiation-free approach to imaging molecules in the brain (figure from MIT news)Scientists hoping to get a glimpse of molecules that control brain activity have devised a new probe that allows them to image these molecules without using ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2016, 11:45 PM by DaWoon Heo
  • [News] Where music and technology unite (figure from MIT news)In Developing Technologies for Music and Health, students design and prototype devices that explore music’s impact on health and brain functions, such as sleep, anxiety ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 1:00 AM by DaWoon Heo
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