ISMC MEPhI held an online discussion on neurotechnologies in education

On the 3rd of July ISMC MEPhI in partnership with the Center for strategic research North-West Foundation held an online discussion on "Neurotechnologies in the educational process: step from abstraction to everyday use". The discussion attended by more than 350 participants from different regions of the Russian Federation and representatives of Universities of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.

The discussion moderated by Marina Lipetskaya, Director of the Center for strategic research North-West Foundation.

The topic is chosen for a reason. The potential of neurotechnologies is associated with the fact that they offer an answer to the requests of key trends in the development of education – the individualization and personification of educational technologies, improving the effectiveness of training. Neurotechnologies are already beginning to help solve educational problems.
Sergey Shishkin, Ph.D., head of the laboratory of neurocognitive technologies at the Kurchatov Institute, reviewed the general situation in the field of Neurotechnology in the field of education. The expert has noticed that from his point of view closest to the implementation of such direction, as the eye-tracking in UX research.

Dmitry Shtennikov, associate professor of the Department of software engineering and computer technology at ITMO University, told about the program "Neurotechnology and programming" and the research that is being conducted within it.

Victor Voinov, doctor of biological Sciences, chief researcher of the laboratory of "Neurotechnology of perception and recognition" of the Southern Federal University, reviewed the areas in which Neurotechnology can be used in education, about the developments that are being carried out in the SFU.

Denis Gusev, director of the Center neuro information technology non-government Institute development «Иннопрактика», noted that the two most promising areas for entering neurotechnics in education are working with fatigue on the one hand, and with concentration, optimizing the student's response to stress on the other.

Alexey Samsonovich, Ph.D. (University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)), Professor at the Institute of Cyber Intelligence Systems of MEPhI, told about cognitive architectures, intelligent Tutors, and virtual assistants. In conclusion, Alexey demonstrated the development of the MEPhI "virtual conference".

In conclusion, Marina Lipetskaya summed up the discussion. The audience expressed their gratitude to the speakers and organizers of the event.