Sam Hincks


PhD student Tufts University
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I am a Swedish-born twenty-something human-computer interaction PhD student living in Boston. A member of Dr. Rob Jacob's HCI Lab, my PhD focuses on brain-computer interfaces that use functional near infrared spectroscopy to measure brain activation and electrical stimulation, virtual reality, and music to alter it. This is part of a larger investigation into implicit user interfaces, a next generation UI design which subtly adjust aspects of human-computer interaction in response to the user's cognitive state. You can read articles about us in the press at the Boston Globe, The Times, New Scientist, and New York Post; if you prefer audio or video, see Tufts Now, WBUR's Radio Boston, and CCTV America