Monday, April 2, 2018

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Workshop:  Brain Stimulation and Consciousness Technology Workshop

 

Jay Sanguinetti, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Army Research Laboratory

Jay Sanguinetti is Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, Postdoctoral Fellow for Army Research Labs and the Associate Director for the Center for Consciousness Studies in Tucson, AZ. His background is in human visual neuroscience and electrophysiology which he used to study how unconscious visual processes contribute to conscious vision. Currently, he focuses on noninvasive neuromodulation, using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and focused ultrasound. In his lab at UNM, called the Noninvasive Cognitive Enhancement Lab or NICE lab - he uses these methods to enhance perceptual and cognitive performance and to study mindfulness meditation. Jay has been at the forefront of the emerging field of ultrasonic neuromodulation, conducting one of the first human experiments using focused ultrasound, which he will talk about today.

 

Jeffery A. Martin, PhD

Dean of Research, Sofia University

Jeffery Martin is currently the Director for the Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness, VP and Dean of Research at Sofia University, and a Research Professor and Director of the Transformative Technology Lab at Sofia University.

Interests and studies include: persistent non-symbolic experience and wellbeing research. He has written extensively on these subjects.

 

Mikey Siegel

Founder, Consciousness Hacking Meet Up Group Community Movement

Lecturer at Stanford University

Mikey Siegel has worked to advance human-robot interaction at NASA, MIT, Audi, and other leading institutions.

His robotics work continued in a professional context until a change in life priorities pointed towards technology’s potential to reduce stress and increase joy by shifting people’s relationship to themselves. Presently, Mikey is involved in a number of ventures including founding a company called BioFluent Technologies which creates tools designed to point us toward the simple joy of being alive, here and now. He is also actively promoting the idea of Consciousness Hacking which, in the spirit of the "Maker Movement," encourages people to build new tools for exploring and altering the way we think, feel and live.