Identifying psychophysiological indices of expert vs. novice performance in deadly force judgment and decision making

Johnson RR, Stone BT, Miranda CM, et al. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2014;8:512. Objective: To demonstrate that psychophysiology may have applications for objective assessment of expertise development in deadly force judgment and decision making (DFJDM). Background: Modern training techniques focus on improving decision-making skills with participative assessment between trainees and subject matter experts primarily through [...]

University of Miami researchers develop EEG Neurorehabilitation therapy for Spinal Cord Injury

When debilitating spinal cord injuries occur, patients overwhelmingly cite use of their hands as the ability they would value regaining most.  To patients suffering from paralysis, regained control over their hands represents the biggest step in returning to self-reliance and independent living. In a recent application of ABM’s B-Alert wireless EEG systems, researchers at University of Miami developed [...]

Emergent Leadership and Team Engagement: An Application of Neuroscience Technology and Methods

Abstract: Although the topic of employee engagement has gained increasing attention, little is known about engagement in team settings. In the current study, we examined individual engagement, emergent leadership, and team-level engagement in 31 teams of MBA students who attempted to solve a case problem dealing with corporate social responsibility. A feature of this study [...]

Neurophysiological predictors of Team performance

Abstract: Objective: To identify benchmark neurophysiological measures that predict performance at a teaming level. Advanced Brain Monitoring has a track record of success in identifying neuro-physiological metrics that impact expert behavior. For example, we characterized negative and positive predictors for marksmanship skill; persons with higher HF:LF Norm metrics of Heart rate variability (HRV, an indication [...]

Modeling the neurodynamic complexity of submarine navigation teams

Abstract: Our objective was to apply ideas from complexity theory to derive neurophysiologic models of Submarine Piloting and Navigation showing how teams cognitively organize around changes in the task and how this organization is altered with experience. The cognitive metric highlighted was an electroencephalography (EEG)- derived measure of engagement (termed NS_E) which was modeled into [...]

B-Alert X24 optimizes DARPA threat detection system by bridging brain and computers

When DARPA required a portable, wireless, easy-to-use and comfortable-for-hours EEG system suitable for real-time single-trial ERP detection, B-Alert X24 was designed for the CT2WS and Neurotechnology for Intelligence Analysts (NIA) programs. Dr. Deepak Khosla and his team at HRL integrated the X24 into their closed-loop platform for enhanced threat detection. This represents one of ABM's [...]