MoBI 2020

4th International Conference on Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI)

June 7 - June 10, 2020

University of California San Diego

La Jolla, California

Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI) is a new imaging approach employing mobile brain imaging methods including the electroencephalogram (EEG) and/or near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) synchronized to body motion capture and other behavioral and psychophysiological data streams to investigate brain activity supporting participants actively interacting with their environment and/or with others. MoBI allows investigation of brain dynamics accompanying natural cognitive and affective processes as humans interact with their environment and/or with others. Overcoming the movement restrictions of established imaging modalities including traditional EEG and functional magnetic resonance tomography (MRI), MoBI experiments can provide new insights into the human brain function in actively behaving participants, which can lead to new insights into the brain function underlying cognitive control of behavior and its consequences. The knowledge gained can be used for future development of robust human-machine interfaces including for state assessment in active humans. MoBI experiments may use high-density mobile EEG and state-of-the-art virtual or augmented reality headsets supporting realistic task scenarios in controlled experimental environments, or may explore natural behaviors outside the laboratory.

Schedule Outline


  • Sunday, June 7: Evening Reception and open house at SCCN
  • Monday, June 8: Fundamentals. Hardware, Software, Stefan Debener Keynote, Vendor demos. Posters.
  • Tuesday, June 9: Music and Movement. Gait (basic and clinical), MoBI in Music/Dance/Arts, Laurel Trainor Keynote
  • Wednesday, June 10: Spatial Environment. Spatial Cognition. Neuroarchitecture. Sarah Robinson Keynote. MoBI Award. MoBI Moonshot.

Associated events

Keynote Speakers

Stephan Debener

Benefits and pitfalls of wearable EEG

Laurel TrainoR

Rhythm, prediction and multi-person interaction in music

Sarah Robinson

Extended Organisms/ Surrogate Bodies


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Clement Lee for more information.

MoBI Award 2020

The Brain Products MoBI Award is an annual award recognizing excellence in the field of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Research. Find out more about prizes and how to submit for the MoBI Award 2020 by following this link to open an external page with more information.