Designing Systems for Cognitive Support

MIT Media Lab / Fluid Interfaces

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Human-AI Co-Dancing: Evolving Cultural Heritage through Collaborative Choreography with Generative Virtual Characters

Under review at ACM MOCO

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A Brain-Controlled Quadruped Robot: A Proof-of-Concept Demonstration

Kosmyna N, Hauptmann E, Hmaidan Y. A Brain-Controlled Quadruped Robot: A Proof-of-Concept Demonstration. Sensors. 2024; 24(1):80. https://doi.org/10.3390/s24010080

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Using Wearable Brain Sensing Glasses during Zero-G Flight for Hyperscanning: Preliminary Study

Nataliya Kosmyna, Daniel Hails, Eugene Hauptmann, Christopher Markus, Zoe Lee, Gun Bolukbasi and Minsol Kim. "Using Wearable Brain Sensing Glasses during Zero-G Flight for Hyperscanning: Preliminary Study," AIAA 2023-4656. ASCEND 2023. October 2023.

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Influencing human–AI interaction by priming beliefs about AI can increase perceived trustworthiness, empathy and effectiveness

Pataranutaporn, P., Liu, R., Finn, E. et al. Influencing human–AI interaction by priming beliefs about AI can increase perceived trustworthiness, empathy and effectiveness. Nat Mach Intell (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42256-023-00720-7

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Fascia Ecosystem: A Step Forward in Sleep Engineering and Research

Bernal, Guillermo, Malika Chhibber, Mradul Bhatnagar, Urvil Jivani, Nelson Hidalgo, Anthony Levasseur, and Pattie Maes. 2023. Fascia Ecosystem: A Step Forward in Sleep Engineering and Research. 45th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’23), no. Sydney Australia, (July )

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Pioneering Remote Sleep Research: A Comparative Study of Sleep Stage Parameters in Diverse Datasets for Enhanced Interventions.

Bernal, Guillermo, Malika Chhibber, Mradul Bhatnagar, Urvil Jivani, Nelson Hidalgo, Anthony Levasseur, and Pattie Maes. Pioneering Remote Sleep Research: A Comparative Study of Sleep Stage Parameters in Diverse Datasets for Enhanced Interventions. SLEEP 2023, the 37th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS), June 6, 2023.

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Don’t Just Tell Me, Ask Me: AI Systems that Intelligently Frame Explanations as Questions Improve Human Logical Discernment Accuracy

Valdemar Danry, Pat Pataranutaporn, Yaoli Mao, and Pattie Maes. 2023. Don’t Just Tell Me, Ask Me: AI Systems that Intelligently Frame Explanations as Questions Improve Human Logical Discernment Accuracy over Causal AI explanations. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 352, 1–13.

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Using Generative AI to cultivate positive emotions and mindsets for self-development and learning

Joanne Leong. 2023. Using Generative AI to Cultivate Positive Emotions and Mindsets for Self-Development and Learning. XRDS 29, 3 (Spring 2023), 52–56. https://doi.org/10.1145/3589659

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Olfactory Wearables for Mobile Targeted Memory Reactivation

Amores Fernandez, J., Mehra, N., Rasch, B., & Maes, P. (2023). Olfactory Wearables for Mobile Targeted Memory Reactivation. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery.

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"Picture the Audience...": Exploring Private AR Face Filters for Online Public Speaking

Joanne Leong, Florian Perteneder, Muhender Raj Rajvee, and Pattie Maes. 2023. “Picture the Audience...”: Exploring Private AR Face Filters for Online Public Speaking. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’23), April 23–28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3544548.3581039

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Targeted dream incubation at sleep onset increases post-sleep creative performance

Horowitz*, A.H., Esfahany*, K., Gálvez, T.V. et al. Targeted dream incubation at sleep onset increases post-sleep creative performance. Sci Rep 13, 7319 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-31361-w

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Modulating Interoceptive Signals for Influencing the Conscious Experience

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Aesthetic chills cause an emotional drift in valence and arousal

Jain A, Schoeller F, Horowitz A, Hu X, Yan G, Salomon R and Maes P (2023) Aesthetic chills cause an emotional drift in valence and arousal. Front. Neurosci. 16:1013117. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2022.1013117

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ChillsDB, A gold standard for aesthetic chills stimuli

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Adaptive Virtual Neuroarchitecture

Jain, A., Maes, P., Sra, M. (2023). Adaptive Virtual Neuroarchitecture. In: Simeone, A., Weyers, B., Bialkova, S., Lindeman, R.W. (eds) Everyday Virtual and Augmented Reality. Human–Computer Interaction Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05804-2_9

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Txt2Vid: Ultra-Low Bitrate Compression of Talking-Head Videos via Text

P. Tandon et al., "Txt2Vid: Ultra-Low Bitrate Compression of Talking-Head Videos via Text," in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2022, doi: 10.1109/JSAC.2022.3221953.

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Frisson: Leveraging Metasomatic Interactions for Generating Aesthetic Chills

Jain, A., Schoeller, F., Zhang, E., & Maes, P. (2022, November). Frisson: Leveraging Metasomatic Interactions for Generating Aesthetic Chills. In Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (pp. 148-158).

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Wemoji: Towards Designing Complementary Communication Systems in Augmented Reality

Joanne Leong, Olivia Seow, Cathy Mengying Fang, Benny J. Tang, Rajan Vaish, and Pattie Maes. 2022. Wemoji: Towards Designing Complementary Communication Systems in Augmented Reality. In The Adjunct Publication of the 35th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ’22 Adjunct), October 29-November 2, 2022, Bend, OR, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3 pages.

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Decoding Visual Imagery Using EEG/EOG Glasses: A Pilot Study

Kosmyna, N., Balyan, A., Hauptmann, E. (2023). Decoding Visual Imagery Using EEG/EOG Glasses: A Pilot Study. In: Arai, K. (eds) Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2022, Volume 2. FTC 2022 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 560. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-18458-1_29

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Target Speaker Detection with EEG/EOG Glasses: A Pilot Study

Kosmyna, N., Balyan, A., Hauptmann, E. (2023). Target Speaker Detection with EEG/EOG Glasses: A Pilot Study. In: Arai, K. (eds) Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2022, Volume 2. FTC 2022 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 560. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-18458-1_30

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AI-Generated Virtual Instructors Based on Liked or Admired People Can Improve Motivation and Foster Positive Emotions for Learning

P. Pataranutaporn* J. Leong*, V. Danry*, A. Lawson, P. Maes, M. Sra. 2022. *Co-first authorship ”AI-Generated Virtual Instructors Based on Liked or Admired People Can Improve Motivation and Foster Positive Emotions for Learning” to appear in FIE 2022, October 8-11, Uppsala, Sweden.

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Improving Memory via Automated Targeted Memory Reactivation during Sleep

Whitmore, N. W., Harris, J. C., Kovach, T. & Paller, K. A. Improving Memory via Automated Targeted Memory Reactivation during Sleep. Journal of Sleep Research 2022.06.28.497977 (2022) doi:10.1101/2022.06.28.497977.

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Interfacing With Dreams: Novel Technologies and Protocols for Targeted Dream Incubation

Haar Horowitz, Adam Jedidiah. Interfacing With Dreams: Novel Technologies and Protocols for Targeted Dream Incubation. Diss. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022.

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Towards Enhancing Empathy Through Emotion Augmented Remote Communication

Rojas, C., Patekar, G., Zuccarelli, E., Chin, A., Esquivel, D., Maes, P. Towards Enhancing Empathy Through Emotion Augmented Remote. 2022. Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI (Accepted)

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SpaceCHI 2.0: Advancing Human-Computer Interaction Systems for Space Exploration

Pat Pataranutaporn, Valentina Sumini, Melodie Yashar, Susanna Testa, Marianna Obrist, Scott Davidoff, Amber M. Paul, Dorit Donoviel, Jimmy Wu, Sands A Fish, Ariel Ekblaw, Albrecht Schmidt, Joe Paradiso, and Pattie Maes. 2022. SpaceCHI 2.0: Advancing Human-Computer Interaction Systems for Space Exploration. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI EA '22).

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AI-Generated Characters: Putting Deepfakes to Good Use

Valdemar Danry, Joanne Leong, Pat Pataranutaporn, Pulkit Tandon, Yimeng Liu, Roy Shilkrot, Parinya Punpongsanon, Tsachy Weissman, Pattie Maes, and Misha Sra. 2022. AI-Generated Characters: Putting Deepfakes to Good Use. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 119, 1–5.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Human-Computer Integration

Nathan Arthur Semertzidis, Zoe Xiao Fang, Pedro Lopes, Kai Kunze, Paul Pangaro, Florian Floyd Mueller, and Pattie Maes. 2022. What We Talk About When We Talk About Human-Computer Integration. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 149, 1–4.

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Deceptive AI systems that give explanations are just as convincing as honest AI systems in human-machine decision making

Danry, Valdemar, Pat Pataranutaporn, Ziv Epstein, Matthew Groh, and Pattie Maes (Under review). “Deceptive AI systems that give explanations are just as convincing as honest AI systems in human-machine decision making.” Extended Abstract. Presented at the International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2) 2022.

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On Eliciting a Sense of Self when Integrating with Computers

Danry, Valdemar, et al. "On Eliciting a Sense of Self when Integrating with Computers." Augmented Humans 2022. 2022. 68-81.

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Galea: A physiological sensing system for behavioral research in Virtual Environments

Bernal, G., Hidalgo, N., Russomanno, C., & Maes, P. (2022, March). Galea: A physiological sensing system for behavioral research in Virtual Environments. In 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR) (pp. 66-76). IEEE.

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Where to Hide a Stolen Elephant: Leaps in Creative Writing with Multimodal Machine Intelligence

Singh, N., Bernal, G., Savchenko, D., & Glassman, E. L. (2022). Where to Hide a Stolen Elephant: Leaps in Creative Writing with Multimodal Machine Intelligence. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.

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Situated VR: Toward a Congruent Hybrid Reality Without Experiential Artifacts

Sra, Misha, Valdemar Danry, and Pattie Maes. "Situated VR: Toward a Congruent Hybrid Reality Without Experiential Artifacts." IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 42.3 (2022): 7-18.

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AI-generated characters for supporting personalized learning and well-being

Pataranutaporn, P., Danry, V., Leong, J. et al. AI-generated characters for supporting personalized learning and well-being. Nat Mach Intell (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42256-021-00417-9

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KinVoices: Using Voices of Friends and Family in Voice Interfaces

Chan, S. W. T., Gunasekaran, T. S., Pai, Y. S., Zhang, H., & Nanayakkara, S. (2021). KinVoices: Using Voices of Friends and Family in Voice Interfaces. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 5(CSCW2), 1-25.

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A Pilot Study using Covert Visuospatial Attention as an EEG-based Brain Computer Interface to Enhance AR Interaction

Nataliya Kosmyna, Chi-Yun Hu, Yujie Wang, Qiuxuan Wu, Cassandra Scheirer, and Pattie Maes. 2021. A Pilot Study using Covert Visuospatial Attention as an EEG-based Brain Computer Interface to Enhance AR Interaction. In 2021 International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 43–47. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3460421.3480420

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Assessing Internal and External Attention in AR using Brain Computer Interfaces: A Pilot Study

N. Kosmyna, Q. Wu, C. -Y. Hu, Y. Wang, C. Scheirer and P. Maes, "Assessing Internal and External Attention in AR using Brain Computer Interfaces: A Pilot Study," 2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN), 2021, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/BSN51625.2021.9507034.

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Transfer Learning with Real-World Nonverbal Vocalizations from Minimally Speaking Individuals

Narain, J., Johnson, K., Quatieri, T., Picard, R., and Maes, P. “Transfer Learning with Real-World Vocalizations from Minimally Speaking Individuals”. Workshop in Interpretable ML in Healthcare at International Conference on Machine Learning. July 2021.

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Machinoia, Machine of Multiple Me: Integrating with Past, Future, and Alternative Selves

Pataranutaporn, Pat, Valdemar Danry, and Pattie Maes. "Machinoia, Machine of Multiple Me: Integrating with Past, Future and Alternative Selves." Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2021.

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Exploring the Use of Real-Time Camera Filters on Embodiment and Creativity

Leong, Joanne, et al. "Exploring the Use of Real-Time Camera Filters on Embodiment and Creativity." Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2021.

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“The Thinking Cap”: Fostering Growth Mindset Of Children By Means Of Electroencephalography And Perceived Magic of Harry Potter Universe

Nataliya Kosmyna, Cassandra Scheirer, and Pattie Maes. 2021. The Thinking Cap: Fostering Growth Mindset Of Children By Means Of Electroencephalography And Perceived Magic of Harry Potter Universe. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’21 Extended Abstracts), May 08–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 6 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/34

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Brain-Computer Interfaces, Open Source and Democratizing the Future of Augmented Consciousness

Bernal, Guillermo, Sean Montgomery, and Pattie Maes. "Brain-Computer Interfaces, Open Source and Democratizing the Future of Augmented Consciousness." Frontiers in Computer Science 3 (2021): 23.

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Increasing Embodiment for Desktop-Based Participants in Mixed Desktop and Immersive Collaborative Virtual Environments

Simonson, Aubrey and Pattie Maes. “Increasing Embodiment for Desktop-Based Participants in Mixed Desktop and Immersive Collaborative Virtual Environments.” (May 7, 2020).

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A Scalable Solution for Signaling Face Touches to Reduce the Spread of Surface-based Pathogens

Camilo Rojas, Niels Poulsen, Mileva Van Tuyl, Daniel Vargas, Zipporah Cohen, Joe Paradiso, Pattie Maes, Kevin Esvelt, and Fadel Adib. 2021. A Scalable Solution for Signaling Face Touches to Reduce the Spread of Surface-based Pathogens.. Proc. ACM IMWUT

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Investigating the Use of Synthetic Media and Real-Time Virtual Camera Filters for Supporting Communication and Creativity

Leong, Joanne. Investigating the Use of Synthetic Media and Real-Time Virtual Camera Filters for Supporting Communication and Creativity. 2021. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MS Thesis.

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Augmenting aesthetic chills using a wearable prosthesis improves their downstream effects on reward and social cognition

Haar, A.J.H., Jain, A., Schoeller, F. et al. Augmenting aesthetic chills using a wearable prosthesis improves their downstream effects on reward and social cognition. Sci Rep 10, 21603 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-77951-w

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Contrastive Representation Learning for Electroencephalogram Classification

Mohsenvand, M.N., Izadi, M.R. & Maes, P.. (2020). Contrastive Representation Learning for Electroencephalogram Classification. Proceedings of the Machine Learning for Health NeurIPS Workshop, in Proceedings of Machine Learning Research 136:238-253 Available from http://proceedings.mlr.press/v136/mohsenvand20a.html.

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Going with our Guts: Potentials of Wearable Electrogastrography (EGG) for Affect Detection

Vujic, A., Tong, S., Picard, R., & Maes, P. (2020). Going with our Guts: Potentials of Wearable Electrogastrography (EGG) for Affect Detection. Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction.

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Personalized Modeling of Real-World Vocalizations from Nonverbal Individuals

Narain, J.*, Johnson, K.T.*, Ferguson, C., O’Brien, A., Talkar, T., Zhang, Y., Wofford, P., Quatieri, T., Picard, R.W.,Maes, P., "Personalized Modeling of Real-World Vocalizations from Nonverbal Individuals," Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), Utrecht, Netherlands, October 2020. (*Co-first authors/Equal contribution)

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Prompto: Investigating Receptivity to Prompts Based on Cognitive Load from Memory Training Conversational Agent

Chan, S. W. T., Sapkota, S., Mathews, R., Zhang, H., & Nanayakkara, S. (2020). Prompto: Investigating receptivity to prompts based on cognitive load from memory training conversational agent. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 4(4), 1-23.

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Designing Interactions Beyond Conscious Control: A New Model for Wearable Interfaces

Abhinandan Jain, Adam Haar Horowitz, Misha Sra, Sang-won Leigh, Pattie Maes. "Designing Interactions Beyond Conscious Control: A New Model for Wearable Interfaces." Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies 4, no. 3 (2020): 1-23.

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Multimodal Inductive Transfer Learning for Detection of Alzheimer's Dementia and its Severity

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Dream engineering: Simulating worlds through sensory stimulation

Carr, Michelle, Adam Haar, Judith Amores, Pedro Lopes, Guillermo Bernal, Tomás Vega, Oscar Rosello, Abhinandan Jain, and Pattie Maes. "Dream engineering: Simulating worlds through sensory stimulation." Consciousness and cognition 83 (2020): 102955.

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Towards Engineering Dreams

Carr, Michelle, Adam Haar Horowitz, Judith Amores, and Pattie Maes. "Towards engineering dreams." (2020).

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Wearable Lab and BioFab on Body : Towards Closed-Loop Bio-Digital Human Augmentation

Pataranutaporn, Pat. Wearable Lab and BioFab on Body : Towards Closed-Loop Bio-Digital Human Augmentation. Diss. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.

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The Thinking Cap 2.0: Preliminary Study on Fostering Growth Mindset of Children by means of Electroencephalography and Perceived Magic

Nataliya Kosmyna, Alexandra Gross and Pattie Maes. “The Thinking Cap 2.0”: Preliminary Study on Fostering Growth Mindset of Children by means of Electroencephalography and Perceived Magic using Artifacts from Fictional Sci-Fi Universes. In Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 761–767.

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Nonverbal Vocalizations as Speech: Characterizing Natural-Environment Audio from Nonverbal Individuals with Autism

Narain, J.*, Johnson, K.T.*, O’Brien, A., Wofford, P., Maes, P., Picard, R.W. "Nonverbal Vocalizations as Speech: Characterizing Natural-Environment Audio from Nonverbal Individuals with Autism," Proceedings of the Workshop on Laughter and Other Nonverbal Vocalisations, Bielefeld, Germany, October 2020. (*Co-first authors/Equal contribution)

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Augmenting Natural Communication in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism

Johnson, K.T.* & Narain, J.*, Maes, P., Picard, R.W., "Augmenting Natural Communication in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism," International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Seattle, Washington, May 2020. (*Co-first authors/equal contribution)

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Dormio: A Targeted Dream Incubation Device

Haar Horowitz, Adam, Tony J. Cunningham, Pattie Maes, and Robert Stickgold. "Dormio: A targeted dream incubation device." Consciousness and Cognition, Volume 83, August 2020, 102938. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2020.102938

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The ECHOS Platform to Enhance Communication for Nonverbal Children with Autism: A Case Study

Johnson, K.T.*, Narain, J.*, Ferguson, C., Picard, R.W., and Maes, P. The ECHOS Platform to Enhance Communication for Nonverbal Children with Autism: A Case Study. Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Case Studies Track of CHI 2020). (*Co-first authors/Equal contribution)

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ATHack: Co-Design and Education in Assistive Technology Development

Narain, J., Ananthabhotla, I., Mendez, S., Taylor, C., Siu, H., Brugnaro, L., and Mallozzi, A. "ATHack: Co-Design and Education in Assistive Technology Development". Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Accepted.