Brain Products MoBI Award 2020: And the winners are …

by Dr. Christina Florence Lavallée
Strategic Product Manager (Brain Products)

MoBI Award Trophys 2020The MoBI Award was designed to recognize excellence in the field of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging research. Taking your research out of the lab and into the real world is no easy feat and Brain Products wants to encourage and reward scientists who are doing so. During our online virtual symposium, we awarded two (yes, a tie!) first place winners with LiveAmp 32 systems and our third place winner with a LiveAmp 8 system.

When we closed submissions for the MoBI Award 2020, we were truly overwhelmed by the outstanding quality of entries we received. Our independent jury members were also impressed and gave us a lot of positive feedback about the publications they were asked to review. As in previous years, the criteria for rating the submissions were decided upon together with Prof Klaus Gramann. All submitted publications were scored by an independent panel of reviewers based on their positive impact on society, innovation and impact of the research, as well scientific quality.

This year’s winners

Once the scores were in and tallied, much to our surprise, we had two first place winners this year! Our two first place winners, Dr Zakaria Djebbara and Dr Andrew Nordin, and our third place winner, Dr James Dowsett, gave presentations on their awarded research during our online MoBI Award virtual symposium.

Brain Products MoBI Award Winners 2020

Brain Products MoBI Award Winners 2020

Awarded Publications 2020

Sensorimotor brain dynamics reflect architectural affordances
Djebbara Z, Fich LB, Petrini L, Gramann K
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jul 2019, 116 (29) 14769-14778
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1900648116
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Human electrocortical dynamics while stepping over obstacles
Nordin AD, Hairston WD, Ferris DP
Sci Rep 9, 4693 (2019).
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Mobile steady-state evoked potential recording: Dissociable neural effects of real-world navigation and visual stimulation
Dowsett J, Dieterich M, Taylor PCJ
J Neurosci Methods. 2020 Feb 15; 332:108540. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2019.108540
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We had originally planned to hold the awards ceremony during the MoBI Conference in San Diego; however, due to the current pandemic, the conference had to be postponed until 2021. We still wanted to recognize our winners this year in an online event, where Prof Klaus Gramann and Scott Makeig, Ph.D. pioneers and leaders in the field of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging, delivered keynote talks on their MoBI research.

MoBI Award Symposium 2020Missed our virtual MoBI symposium?

Check out the full event recording on our YouTube Channel, learn more about the excellent research conducted by our three winners and enjoy the keynote talks from Prof Klaus Gramann and Scott Makeig, Ph.D.

Congratulations again to the top 3 winners and many thanks to all the scientists who submitted their work to the 2020 MoBI Award. Click here for a list of this year’s top ranked submissions. Of course, we would like to sincerely thank all jury members for their time, dedication and thoughtful reviews of the submissions. Although we are missing everyone at the MoBI Conference this year, we look forward to meeting you all next year in San Diego.

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