Researchers in our group have interests and expertise in specialist areas of brain-computer interfaces, and neural engineering.
Areas of interest covered by our research include:
A particularly successful direction for our recent research is developing Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) for decision-making. We collect neural, physiological and behavioural data of individuals performing decision-making tasks, which are used by our BCIs to improve individual and group performance in decision-making.
We are also exploring ways of making the BCI technology we develop usable in real-life decision making.
In the area of BCI-assisted decision-making the lab has obtained funding from the UK Ministry of Defence since 2013, with MoD currently funding projects ongoing until 2021. For instance, the lab is a leading partner of a two prestigious grant jointly funded by the UK Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defence. This first of these is a 5-year project under US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), entitled “Understanding and Enhancing Decision Making in Multisensory Environments”.
The second project is a 3-year project entitled “Adaptive joint cognitive systems for complex and strategic decision making: building trust in human-machine teams through brain-computer-interface augmentation, social interaction and mutual learning”, supported by the Bilateral Academic Research Initiative (BARI) programme. These activities are in partnership with the University of Southern California, the University of California Berkeley, Harvard University, New York University, Cold Spring University of California Los Angeles, Imperial College London, University College London, Oxford University, Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Additional research highlights include: