Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series

Neuroimaging of Endogenous Lapses of Responsiveness

Speaker

Mohamed Mahmoud

Institute

PhD student Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Canterbury Christchurch, NZ

Time & Place

Fri, 13 May 2022 14:00:00 NZST in Link 309 Lecture Theatre

Abstract

Attention lapses (ALs) and microsleeps (MSs) are complete lapses of responsiveness in which performance is completely disrupted for a short period of time, but consciousness is retained in the case of ALs. Both ALs and MSs can result in catastrophic consequences, especially in the transportation sector. Research over the past two decades has investigated the AL and MS phenomena using behavioural and physiological means. However, both ALs and MSs need further investigation to separate the different types of ALs physiologically, and to explore the neural signature of MSs in relation to normal sleep and drowsiness. Hence, the objective was to understand the underlying physiological substrates of endogenous (internal) ALs and MSs which could potentially result in differentiating types of ALs and providing a better understanding of MSs.

 

 

 

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REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED


ECE POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND