Now out in online first: paper with Amir Moye, describing a computational model of focused attention meditation, which is able to predict improvements in sustained attention. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8676257?fbclid=IwAR29OhYEPx2L4yBgPVV067ofJ3HaLc7Jw_bp0BlG79ZpUHdpAoNA5HBkn5Y
From March 12-19th, Marieke went to Günne, Germany to teach at the annual Interdisciplinary College. She taught on Cybernetic models of mind-wandering and meditation, but also mindful ballet, and mindfulness. It was a wonderful interdisciplinary meeting. She also attended some courses herself about topics such as deep learning and altered states of consciousness.
Two new papers were published: Christina Jin published "Predicting task-general mind-wandering with EEG". In this paper, she shows how we can use EEG in combination with machine learning (SVMs) to predict the occurrence of mind-wandering on a single-trial level. The most predictive feature of the EEG are posterior alpha oscillations. Marieke van Vugt published "Relation… Continue reading Two new papers published
Marieke went to India to teach a winter school on Cognitive Modeling at IIT Mandi. The winter school was organized in collaboration with Prof. Varun Dutt, and other lecturers were Neha Sharma and Terry Stewart. For more information see this press statement. The course provided instruction in ACT-R, instance-based learning, accumulator models, and Nengo. After… Continue reading Marieke visits India to teach a winter school on cognitive modeling
From October 25th to November 6th, Marieke and Debarati went to India to collect EEG data at Sera Jey Monastic University. On the way, Marieke also gave a talk about the monastic debate research at NIMHANS Bangalore. For the first time, we collected data from debating school children from the local Tibetan Children's Village school.… Continue reading Marieke and Debarati visit India to collect data and give talks