In research for the Office of Naval Research's Human Performance, Training, & Education program, EGI scientists are applying neurophysiological theory and methods to understand the neural mechanisms of learning and memory.
From the scientific understanding gained in neurophysiological studies of learning, our goal is to provide direction to Navy trainers on how to optimize rapid and flexible learning and the use of the complex information systems in today's Navy and Marine combat systems. In the simplest case, the result of this research may be improvements in behavioral training, as we understand the underlying brain mechanisms of training.
In a more visionary goal, we may learn to use dEEG at key points during the training process to assess the student's progress in organizing brain activity. The result could be fast and effective coaching on optimal neuropsychological performance.
Our current work on brain-computer interfaces is guided by a vision of improved brain-machine communications that was first conveyed in the DARPA Augmented Cognition program, organized by Cmdr. Dylan Schmorrow, ONR.