Carnegie Mellon University
September 15, 2021

Three-million dollar grant to fund study of internal states in the brain

A group of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh were recently awarded a three-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Over the next five years, the NSF grant will support research and trainees investigating internal states in the brain, including motivation, attention, and arousal, using brain-computer interfaces. The research will be jointly led by Steve ChaseMatt Smith, and Byron Yu (BME, ECE and the Neuroscience Institute), and Aaron Batista (University of Pittsburgh).