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To celebrate International Women's Day, LMU Global-Local Affairs is proud to host a  Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Russia, Dr. Olga Maslova.

The talk “Neurosociology is a Key Paradigm of the Metaverse” focuses on neurosociology as the science studying the brain correlates of human social behavior, interpersonal interactions and empathy. The technologies of neurosociological research and the value of neurosociology in the Metaverse are discussed.

The event will conclude with a moderated discussion about Dr. Maslova's Fulbright experience and women in science, led by Fulbright alumna Cassidy Alvarado '21, Director of National & International Fellowships. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.


About the Author's Work:

Olga Maslova is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. She works at the Rehabilitation Games & Extended Reality (ReGame-XR) Laboratory of Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Science, Bouvé College of Health Sciences at the Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. She focuses on social capital impact of VR in various contexts, including biofeedback for cognitive development by physical activity in elderly adults. Her research interests are quality of life and social aspects of digital inclusion of people with motor and cognitive disabilities into VR rehabilitation technologies, including individual and collaborative VR video games for cognitive and communicative skills development in people with autism.

About the Author:

Olga Maslova is a neurosociologist. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Lobachevsky State University in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and specialization degree in neuroscience in Moscow State University. She comes to NEU from the Neurosciences Research Institute (Samara, Russia) where she leads two laboratories – Neurosociology Lab and Neuromarketing Lab. Her researches are guided by questions concerning with neuronal correlates of the multi-brain empathy and social interactions, social brain health, neuronal bio-markers of consumer behavior both in real environment and virtual reality including the social VR platforms, cognitive and physical recovery of patients with multiple sclerosis. She uses the research methods such as eye-tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), heart rate variability (HRV), skin electrical activity (SEA), electrocardiography (ECG), transcranial magnet stimulation (TMS), functional near infra-red spectroscopy (fNIRS), VR/AR, brain-computer-interfaces (BCI). She is a leader of the international multi-cultural research projects in neurosociology of empathy, neuromarketing, quality of life of people with disabilities (UK, Italy, India, Bulgaria).

About Global-Local Affairs

The office of Global-Local Affairs facilitates collaborations and professional relationships among LMU faculty, staff, alumni, and other institutions on efforts related to comprehensive internalization (global) and strategic community engagement (local). Our office provides ways to engage your "global imaginations" to intentionally incorporate global and local learning experiences into your teaching, research, and service. For more information, visit the Global-Local Affairs webpage.

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