MoBI 2020➡2021

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

Rescheduled to: June 6 - June 9, 2021

University of California San Diego

La Jolla, California

Thank you for your interest in MoBI and patience while we examined all options and came to the decision to postpone the 4th International MoBI Conference until Summer 2021. It will be at the same place and same days...only one year later.

All authors of submitted and accepted abstracts will be guaranteed a spot at the 2021 conference (and of course will have a chance to update or completely re-do their submission). We'll be announcing the abstract reviews and acceptance as originally planned.

We sincerely wish you and yours the best health and success as you grapple with the unprecedented situation in which we all find ourselves together. We're already excited to welcome you to San Diego in Summer 2021.

New Website coming by Fall 2020...Save The Dates: June 6-9, 2021

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 (2020)


  • 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.