144 The Science of Human Consciousness with Arnaud Delorme, Ph.D.
Arnaud Delorme currently hold a faculty position in Toulouse university, France, an adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego California, and a consulting research scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. In 2000, Dr. Delorme completed his PhD Thesis on visual categorization in humans and machines. Based on the results of his modeling work, he co-created the Spikenet Technology Company. Dr. Delorme then moved to the Salk Institute for a post-doc in Terry Sejnowski’s laboratory where he focused on statistical analysis of electro-encephalographic (EEG) signal recorded during various visual tasks. He co-developed and diffused the free EEGLAB software for advanced analysis of EEG signals (now the most popular software for EEG analysis). In 2003, he lectured in India for 3 months and taught the neural mechanism underlying human consciousness.
Dr. Delorme has published more than 60 journal articles, and his work has been cited more than 12,000 times. In 2002, he was awarded a young investigator award by Brettencourt Schueller foundation and in 2006, he was one of the 3 researchers to receive the 10-year anniversary ANT young investigator award for his contribution to the field of EEG research. Dr. Delorme has a keen interest in scientific study of consciousness. He is studying brain dynamics underlying thought events during meditation or so called “rest” periods using high-density EEG recordings and advanced statistical and signal processing techniques. He is also developing and testing double-blind neurofeedback protocols in an attempt to train naïve subject to reproduce these mental states. He is finally studying frontiers topic such as non-local properties of consciousness.