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The People Behind the PhDs 05: Jay Sanguinetti -Rude awakening, first grades back, brain stimulation 1-3

The People Behind the PhDs 05: Jay Sanguinetti -Rude awakening, first grades back, brain stimulation 1-3

Dr. Jay Sanguinetti studies consciousness, brain stimulation, and meditation at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where he works as a Research Assistant Professor. He is also the Assistant Director to the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona.

In this episode, I talk with Jay about his journey into discovering that he wanted to study consciousness and and noninvasive brain stimulation. His research also includes:

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Dr. Jay Sanguinetti Bio

Jay Sanguinetti is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. His team investigates novel forms of brain stimulation, including ultrasound and light-based stimulation, with the goal of enhancing memory, perception, and well-being.  Over the past year, has worked with Shinzen Young to combine brain stimulation and mindfulness to accelerate the positive benefits of mindfulness. Jay was trained in neuroscience and philosophy and is the Assistant Director to the Center for Consciousness Studies in Tucson, Arizona.

Jay currently works with Shinzen Young, a famous meditation teacher, to combine focused ultrasound brain stimulation with meditation.

Dr. Jay Sanguinetti
Dr. Jay Sanguinetti

 

Dr. Jay Sanuinetti with Shinzen Young
Dr. Jay Sanuinetti is putting a focused ultrasound transducer on Shinzen Young‘s head.

 

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Increased Excitability Induced in the Primary Motor Cortex by Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2018.01007/full

Benjamin C. Gibson1Joseph L. Sanguinetti1,2Bashar W. Badran1,2,3,4Alfred B. Yu2, Evan P. Klein1Christopher C. Abbott5, Jeffrey T. Hansberger6 and Vincent P. Clark1,7,8*

Background: Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation (tUS) is an emerging technique that uses ultrasonic waves to noninvasively modulate brain activity. As with other forms of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS), tUS may be useful for altering cortical excitability and neuroplasticity for a variety of research and clinical applications. The effects of tUS on cortical excitability are still unclear, and further complications arise from the wide parameter space offered by various types of devices, transducer arrangements, and stimulation protocols. Diagnostic ultrasound imaging devices are safe, commonly available systems that may be useful for tUS. However, the feasibility of modifying brain activity with diagnostic tUS is currently unknown.

Objective: We aimed to examine the effects of a commercial diagnostic tUS device using an imaging protocol on cortical excitability. We hypothesized that imaging tUS applied to motor cortex could induce changes in cortical excitability as measured using a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) motor evoked potential (MEP) paradigm.

Methods: Forty-three subjects were assigned to receive either verum (n = 21) or sham (n = 22) diagnostic tUS in a single-blind design. Baseline motor cortex excitability was measured using MEPs elicited by TMS. Diagnostic tUS was subsequently administered to the same cortical area for 2 min, immediately followed by repeated post-stimulation MEPs recorded up to 16 min post-stimulation.

Results: Verum tUS increased excitability in the motor cortex (from baseline) by 33.7% immediately following tUS (p = 0.009), and 32.4% (p = 0.047) 6 min later, with excitability no longer significantly different from baseline by 11 min post-stimulation. By contrast, subjects receiving sham tUS showed no significant changes in MEP amplitude.

Conclusion: These findings demonstrate that tUS delivered via a commercially available diagnostic imaging ultrasound system transiently increases excitability in the motor cortex as measured by MEPs. Diagnostic tUS devices are currently used for internal imaging in many health care settings, and the present results suggest that these same devices may also offer a promising tool for noninvasively modulating activity in the central nervous system. Further studies exploring the use of diagnostic imaging devices for neuromodulation are warranted.

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People Behind the PhDs 04: Dr. Ting Qian: FindingFive.com 3-3

People Behind the PhDs 04: Dr. Ting Qian: FindingFive.com 3-3

Dr. Ting Qian (pronounced Ting Chen) is “small town boy” from the city of Qidong, Jiangsu China with over 1,000,000 inhabitants. With numerous large cities in China, Chinese often define their towns and cities by how large the city center is. A large city center equates to a city and a small city center equates to a small town. Dr. Qian studies patterns in data at Princeton University.

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Ting Qian

Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University
Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University

 

Growing up Ting was interested in both English and computers. After he made the decision to study in the United States and was accepted by the University of Rochester, he kept working to find ways to combine language and computers. At first, he studied cognitive science with a strong focus on machine translation which despite the straightforwardness of the concept is very complex. Words and the combinations of words have pragmatic implicatures  which means that language very difficult to translate. Eventually he became interested in how people order things, such as seasons. As a data scientist, Ting likes to discover hidden patterns in data and solve data inference problems. He doesn’t allow himself to be drawn into frequentist statistics versus Bayesian model* debates (though he admits its existentially fascinating).

Both frequentist statistics and Bayesian statistics apply probabilities to statistical problems.

Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University
Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University

Dr. Ting Qian Bio

For Academic Years 2018-2020, I am teaching PhD-level regression and machine learning courses in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University. My academic webpage: https://psych.princeton.edu/person/ting-qian

I am a method-oriented “Data Scientist”​ who focuses on designing the optimal statistical / machine learning models in order to discover hidden patterns in data. I am NOT a software engineer by trade. I am not interested in positions where the primary responsibility is to create software that implements or uses off-the-shelf machine learning algorithms. I am interested in positions where I, together with coworkers, solve difficult data inference problems.

My specialty is in conducting probabilistic inferences on generative models using Bayesian methods. Specifically, I am specialized in clustering and segmenting seemingly unstructured data.

Dr. Ting Qian wordcloud
Dr. Ting Qian wordcloud

 

I also develop statistics software for Bayesian inference utilizing GPU in my free time. Progress is slow, but I’d like to focus on this a bit more. I believe GPU-based Bayesian inference will change how we process streaming data.

I was formally trained as a computational cognitive scientist (my PhD is in Brain and Cognitive Sciences). My research tries to uncover how humans and animals understand “the order of things”​. For example, how come we understand the concept of “seasons”​? What does it mean for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter to rotate in such an order? Is the perception of orderly weather patterns the reason why we understand the concept “seasons”​? I still find these questions fascinating.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ting-qian-3b907630/

https://psych.princeton.edu/person/ting-qian

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People Behind the PhDs 04: Dr. Ting Qian: Machine Translation 2-3

Dr. Ting Qian (pronounced Ting Chen) is “small town boy” from the city of Qidong, Jiangsu China with over 1,000,000 inhabitants. With numerous large cities in China, Chinese often define their towns and cities by how large the city center is. A large city center equates to a city and a small city center equates to a small town. Dr. Qian studies patterns in data at Princeton University.

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Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University
Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University

 

Growing up Ting was interested in both English and computers. After he made the decision to study in the United States and was accepted by the University of Rochester, he kept working to find ways to combine language and computers. At first, he studied cognitive science with a strong focus on machine translation which despite the straightforwardness of the concept is very complex. Words and the combinations of words have pragmatic implicatures  which means that language very difficult to translate. Eventually he became interested in how people order things, such as seasons. As a data scientist, Ting likes to discover hidden patterns in data and solve data inference problems. He doesn’t allow himself to be drawn into frequentist statistics versus Bayesian model* debates (though he admits its existentially fascinating).

Both frequentist statistics and Bayesian statistics apply probabilities to statistical problems.

Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University
Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University

Dr. Ting Qian Bio

For Academic Years 2018-2020, I am teaching PhD-level regression and machine learning courses in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University. My academic webpage: https://psych.princeton.edu/person/ting-qian

I am a method-oriented “Data Scientist”​ who focuses on designing the optimal statistical / machine learning models in order to discover hidden patterns in data. I am NOT a software engineer by trade. I am not interested in positions where the primary responsibility is to create software that implements or uses off-the-shelf machine learning algorithms. I am interested in positions where I, together with coworkers, solve difficult data inference problems.

My specialty is in conducting probabilistic inferences on generative models using Bayesian methods. Specifically, I am specialized in clustering and segmenting seemingly unstructured data.

Dr. Ting Qian wordcloud
Dr. Ting Qian wordcloud

 

I also develop statistics software for Bayesian inference utilizing GPU in my free time. Progress is slow, but I’d like to focus on this a bit more. I believe GPU-based Bayesian inference will change how we process streaming data.

I was formally trained as a computational cognitive scientist (my PhD is in Brain and Cognitive Sciences). My research tries to uncover how humans and animals understand “the order of things”​. For example, how come we understand the concept of “seasons”​? What does it mean for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter to rotate in such an order? Is the perception of orderly weather patterns the reason why we understand the concept “seasons”​? I still find these questions fascinating.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ting-qian-3b907630/

https://psych.princeton.edu/person/ting-qian

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People Behind the PhDs 04: Dr. Ting Qian: “Small Town” Boy 1-3

People Behind the PhDs 04: Dr. Ting Qian: “Small Town” Boy 1-3

Dr. Ting Qian (pronounced Ting Chen) is “small town boy” from the city of Qidong, Jiangsu China with over 1,000,000 inhabitants. With numerous large cities in China, Chinese often define their towns and cities by how large the city center is. A large city center equates to a city and a small city center equates to a small town. Dr. Qian studies patterns in data at Princeton University.

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Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University
Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University

 

Growing up Ting was interested in both English and computers. After he made the decision to study in the United States and was accepted by the University of Rochester, he kept working to find ways to combine language and computers. At first, he studied cognitive science with a strong focus on machine translation which despite the straightforwardness of the concept is very complex. Words and the combinations of words have pragmatic implicatures  which means that language very difficult to translate. Eventually he became interested in how people order things, such as seasons. As a data scientist, Ting likes to discover hidden patterns in data and solve data inference problems. He doesn’t allow himself to be drawn into frequentist statistics versus Bayesian model* debates (though he admits its existentially fascinating).

Both frequentist statistics and Bayesian statistics apply probabilities to statistical problems.

Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University
Dr. Ting Qian, Princeton University

Dr. Ting Qian Bio

For Academic Years 2018-2020, I am teaching PhD-level regression and machine learning courses in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University. My academic webpage: https://psych.princeton.edu/person/ting-qian

I am a method-oriented “Data Scientist”​ who focuses on designing the optimal statistical / machine learning models in order to discover hidden patterns in data. I am NOT a software engineer by trade. I am not interested in positions where the primary responsibility is to create software that implements or uses off-the-shelf machine learning algorithms. I am interested in positions where I, together with coworkers, solve difficult data inference problems.

My specialty is in conducting probabilistic inferences on generative models using Bayesian methods. Specifically, I am specialized in clustering and segmenting seemingly unstructured data.

Dr. Ting Qian wordcloud
Dr. Ting Qian wordcloud

 

I also develop statistics software for Bayesian inference utilizing GPU in my free time. Progress is slow, but I’d like to focus on this a bit more. I believe GPU-based Bayesian inference will change how we process streaming data.

I was formally trained as a computational cognitive scientist (my PhD is in Brain and Cognitive Sciences). My research tries to uncover how humans and animals understand “the order of things”​. For example, how come we understand the concept of “seasons”​? What does it mean for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter to rotate in such an order? Is the perception of orderly weather patterns the reason why we understand the concept “seasons”​? I still find these questions fascinating.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ting-qian-3b907630/

https://psych.princeton.edu/person/ting-qian

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The People Behind the PhDs 03: Tony Stovall – Is consumption political? 3-3

The People Behind the PhDs 03: Tony Stovall -Is consumption political? 3-3

Dr. Tony Stovall studies electronic markets (also known as electronic marketplaces), digital ownership (digital goods), consumer well-being, and e-Commerce & Digital Consumption as a Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

 

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Tony Stovall received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in International Relations. He has been a professional actor performing across the United States and in London, in addition to having over 15 years of work experience in the corporate world, working in numerous capacities first for Encyclopædia Britannica and then for Korn/Ferry International, the world’s premier executive search firm. Tony earned his MBA from the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management, and completed his PhD in Retailing & Consumer Sciences, also from the University of Arizona. His research is broadly centered around issues of consumer well-being and digital consumption habits. He has been an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Woodbury University’s School of Business in Burbank, California, and Towson University in Towson, Maryland. He will join the faculty of The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Indianapolis in the fall of 2019.

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The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

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The People Behind the PhDs 03: Tony Stovall – The Farm and Hollywood 2-3

The People Behind the PhDs 03: Tony Stovall – The Farm and Hollywood 2-3

Dr. Tony Stovall studies electronic markets (also known as electronic marketplaces), digital ownership (digital goods), consumer well-being, and e-Commerce & Digital Consumption as a Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

 

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Tony Stovall received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in International Relations. He has been a professional actor performing across the United States and in London, in addition to having over 15 years of work experience in the corporate world, working in numerous capacities first for Encyclopædia Britannica and then for Korn/Ferry International, the world’s premier executive search firm. Tony earned his MBA from the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management, and completed his PhD in Retailing & Consumer Sciences, also from the University of Arizona. His research is broadly centered around issues of consumer well-being and digital consumption habits. He has been an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Woodbury University’s School of Business in Burbank, California, and Towson University in Towson, Maryland. He will join the faculty of The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Indianapolis in the fall of 2019.

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The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

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The People Behind the PhDs 03: Tony Stovall -Is this it? My right to consume 1-3

The People Behind the PhDs 03: Tony Stovall -Is this it? My right to consume 1-3

Dr. Tony Stovall studies electronic markets (also known as electronic marketplaces), digital ownership (digital goods), consumer well-being, and e-Commerce & Digital Consumption as a Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

 

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Tony Stovall received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in International Relations. He has been a professional actor performing across the United States and in London, in addition to having over 15 years of work experience in the corporate world, working in numerous capacities first for Encyclopædia Britannica and then for Korn/Ferry International, the world’s premier executive search firm. Tony earned his MBA from the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management, and completed his PhD in Retailing & Consumer Sciences, also from the University of Arizona. His research is broadly centered around issues of consumer well-being and digital consumption habits. He has been an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Woodbury University’s School of Business in Burbank, California, and Towson University in Towson, Maryland. He will join the faculty of The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Indianapolis in the fall of 2019.

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The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

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People Behind the PhDs 02: Dr. Rachel Kraut: Online Language Learning 3-3

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Dr. Rachel Kraut serves as the Associate Director of Language Programs at Rice University in Houston, Texas  She studies language program administration, language teacher training, program evaluation, language assessment, and online language learning.

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Dr. Rachel Kraut is an Associate Director of the Language Programs at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. She works both as part of the administrative team of the Intensive English Program and as leader of the new language programs online initiative. She also serves as a volunteer peer reviewer for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), incoming chair on TESOL International’s Professional Development council, and as Conference Program Chair on the TexTESOL IV Board.

Beyond language program management, Rachel has also worked as a consultant in language teacher professional development for public school districts, a content developer, an ESL instructor, an adjunct professor of TESOL, and a teacher trainer.

Her research interests lie in language program administration, language teacher training, program evaluation, language assessment, and online language learning.

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The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

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People Behind the PhDs 07: Dr. Rachel Kraut: Language Assessment 2-3

Dr. Rachel Kraut serves as the Associate Director of Language Programs at Rice University in Houston, Texas  She studies language program administration, language teacher training, program evaluation, language assessment, and online language learning.

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Dr. Rachel Kraut is an Associate Director of the Language Programs at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. She works both as part of the administrative team of the Intensive English Program and as leader of the new language programs online initiative. She also serves as a volunteer peer reviewer for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), incoming chair on TESOL International’s Professional Development council, and as Conference Program Chair on the TexTESOL IV Board.

Beyond language program management, Rachel has also worked as a consultant in language teacher professional development for public school districts, a content developer, an ESL instructor, an adjunct professor of TESOL, and a teacher trainer.

Her research interests lie in language program administration, language teacher training, program evaluation, language assessment, and online language learning.

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The People Behind the PhDs 02: Rachel Kraut -Where’s the classroom? What’s assessment? 1-3

The People Behind the PhDs 02: Rachel Kraut -Where’s the classroom? What’s assessment? 1-3

Dr. Rachel Kraut serves as the Associate Director of Language Programs at Rice University in Houston, Texas  She studies language program administration, language teacher training, program evaluation, language assessment, and online language learning.

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Dr. Rachel Kraut is an Associate Director of the Language Programs at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. She works both as part of the administrative team of the Intensive English Program and as leader of the new language programs online initiative. She also serves as a volunteer peer reviewer for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), incoming chair on TESOL International’s Professional Development council, and as Conference Program Chair on the TexTESOL IV Board.

Beyond language program management, Rachel has also worked as a consultant in language teacher professional development for public school districts, a content developer, an ESL instructor, an adjunct professor of TESOL, and a teacher trainer.

Her research interests lie in language program administration, language teacher training, program evaluation, language assessment, and online language learning.

Dr. Rachel Kraut
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The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

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