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“EEG systems for at home cognitive training”

Le réseau neuroéthique de Montréal

The Montréal Neuroethics Network





Melanie Segado, Ph.D. candidate,

McGill University, Canada

Thursday, October 9th, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Le jeudi 9 octobre, de 12h00 à 13h00



EEG systems for at home cognitive training

In the last two years there has been a dramatic increase in the availability of EEG headsets. The applications developed for these headsets are being marketed primarily for purposes such as attention training and anxiety reduction. However, much of the available hardware has extremely limited signal quality and no means of controlling for electrode placement. In fact, some of this hardware is no better (or worse) at detecting attention than an accelerometer or a heart rate monitor. However, these limitations are interpreted very differently by those designing the headsets, those marketing the headsets, those conducting research with the headsets, and the consumers purchasing the headsets. In this talk, I will be discussing how these discrepant interpretations affect the ethical ramifications of marketing EEG devices as ‘at home’ cognitive training systems.



Room/Salle André Barbeau Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

110 Avenue des Pins Ouest


Pease see attached poster for details.

Veuillez consulter les affiches ci-jointes pour de plus amples renseignements.


All are welcome but please note that there are limited spaces. Please RSVP by October 8th  at veljko.dubljevic@ircm.qc.ca.

Tous sont les bienvenus mais veuillez noter qu’il y a un nombre de places limitées pour ce séminaire. SVP réservez d’ici le 8 octobre auprès  de veljko.dubljevic@ircm.qc.ca afin de vous inscrire.

The Montreal Neuroethics Network promotes neuroethics training, education and dialogue by exposing various audiences to neuroethics issues; fostering collaboration and mutual learning; and ensure Montreal’s leadership in addressing ethical and social issues in neuroscience and healthcare delivery through inter-institutional collaborations.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Eric Racine at: Neuroethics Research Unit
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Tel: +1 514 987-5723

Le Réseau neuroéthique de Montréal promeut la formation, l’éducation et le dialogue neuroéthiques en exposant divers publics aux enjeux neuroéthiques; en facilitant les collaborations et les apprentissages mutuels afin de développer le leadership à Montréal pour aborder les questions éthiques et sociales associées aux neurosciences et aux soins de santé dans un contexte de collaboration interinstitutionnelle.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Éric Racine

Unité de recherche en neuroéthique

Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Tél. : +1 514 987-5723
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