Steven Chase, PhD – CMU

Assistant Professor, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Biomedical Engineering
Principal Investigator, Chase Lab

Dr. Chase uses brain-computer interfaces to study motor learning and skill acquisition. His work stands to provide a better understanding of how movement information is represented in networks of neurons in the brain and will inform the development of neural prosthetics.

CMU BrainHub Launch: Opening Remarks

Carnegie Mellon University president Dr. Subra Suresh and interim provost Nathan Urban delivered opening remarks at the launch of CMU BrainHub, a new initiative that focuses on understanding the human brain — one of the grand challenges of the 21st century.

Understanding how the brain works is one of the biggest puzzles left for science to solve. Answers to critical questions in neuroscience lie at a pivotal intersection between biology, cognitive psychology, computer science, statistics and engineering – areas where Carnegie Mellon University excels

Carnegie Mellon ‘BrainHub’

The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) BrainHub initiative spans across CMU’s colleges and schools, involving nearly 50 faculty and over 150 scientists.

A major facet of this initiative is increasing collaboration among faculty from disciplines such as computer science and engineering with those taking biological and behavioral approaches to neuroscience. Linking brain science to behavior via the application of machine learning, statistics, and computational modeling will be a hallmark of CMU’s efforts, along with commercialization of the new technologies and applications.

Neural Variability During Motor Learning

Principal Investigator: Steven Chase, CMU
Title: The Structure of Neural Variability During Motor Learning
BRAIN Category: Individuality and Variation

This study will investigate the neural correlates of motor variability and establish the connections between neural variability, behavioral performance, and learning.

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