DUB Seminar will be conducted using Zoom, via an invitation distributed to the DUB mailing list. Participants who are logged into Zoom using a UW account will be directly admitted, and participants who are not logged in to a UW account will be admitted using a Zoom waiting room.
Every year many students diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) join universities to pursue a college degree. Approximately 2% to 8% of college students with disabilities are diagnosed with ADHD. These percentages are not considering the undiagnosed students, but with the disorder. This disability in college campuses is also known to be one of the largest increases seen in students as a hidden disability. The PI’s institution has approximately 1500 students with disabilities and 342 of those students are diagnosed with ADHD and this number keeps increasing. Typically, the course’s curriculum expects these students to perform at the same level as those with a high attention span. Lectures are not designed with students with attention deficit in mind. Therefore, these students may spend more time studying outside the classroom. However, while studying, they do not notice their attention drifts away until several minutes later. Currently, there is no artistic neurophysiological method to help students improve attention retention. In this talk, I discuss how artistic Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) could help students with ADHD improve their attention retention by creating abstract paintings with their brains. Furthermore, I provide a quick introduction to BCIs and describe how other BCIs methods can be adapted to help the ADHD community improve their attention and affective/emotional state.
Dr. Marvin Andujar (www.marvinandujar.com) is an Assistant Professor and Lab Director of the Neuro-Machine Interaction research lab (www.neurosymbiosis.com) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. He received his Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from the University of Florida. During his Ph.D. studies, Dr. Andujar was recognized as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, a GEM Fellow, a Generation’s Google Scholar, and an Intel Scholar. His research concentration is on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces where he focuses on measuring and decoding the user’s affective state from the brain during human-machine interaction. His dissertation work focused on measuring the effectiveness of quantified-self attention feedback from the brain towards user’s attention improvement.
Dr. Andujar is the researcher who started the Brain-Computer Interface initiative in the department at his current institution. His effort has led to multiple publications in journals and conferences, obtain external funding from the CEO of Intel along with his colleagues, and co-founded the world’s first Brain-Drone Race. His work has been showcased in more than 600 media outlets worldwide including US News, New York Times, Associated Press, and Yahoo News, among others. Recently, he has been named as one of the top 10 under 40 in Tampa Bay for his work and c ontribution to the community. Lastly, he is a member of ACM SIGCHI, IEEE Computers, and the Brain-Computer Interface Society.