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Dr. Maki from Hitachi, Ltd., talks about Designing from a Neuroscience perspective. Dr. Maki joined Hitachi, Ltd., in 1990, and developed the initial concepts and technologies for brain functions measurements with the name optical topography or fNIRS in 1995. Optical topography has been employed in the area such as neurosurgery, psychiatry, and neuroscience.


Assistant Professor Manish Saggar, Ph.D., is in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This talk presents existing and new research from the emerging interdisciplinary field of contemplative neuroscience. The goal of this talk is to share current understanding about how training in contemplative practices (e.g. meditation) affects the brain and behavior. Some of the remaining questions and new directions for research also will be discussed.

Professor John Gero talks about his personal journey from researching design cognition to Neurocognition in design. 

John Gero is a Research Professor in Computer Science and Architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Formerly he was Professor of Design Science, University of Sydney and a Research Professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. He is the author/editor of 54 books and over 700 papers and book chapters in the fields of design science, design computing, artificial intelligence, design cognition and design neurocognition. 

Professor Larry Leifer talking about 36 years of Design Team Research and Education. Keynote at the SUGAR expo.