I never felt I belonged anywhere or to anyone until the moment I found myself. Only then did I realize what home meant, only then did I belong. This is me, my freedom, my peace, my joy, forever and ever. ~Niloufar Sarraf
I’m a researchoholic and a passionate writer! A researcher natively interested in biofeedback, mind control, wearable computing, and affective search. Natively interested in how humans interact with everything! Student of emotional motivation, information retrieval, and sensory cognition.
Author of “The Advances of Wearable EEG Neuroheadsets in the Tech and Business Industries” (available on Amazon Kindle).
Connecting and integrating the disciplines of neuroscience, technology, and cognitive psychology, Dr. Niloufar Sarraf positioned her doctoral dissertation within the emerging field of Nuero Information Science. In this body of work, she mapped the neurological dimensions of information search within the human brain. After completing her PhD, she published her first book as an attempt to ‘humanize’ neuroscience for the non-traditional neuroscience industries. While working on her next book, Niloufar is pursuing her long time dream of building virtual research practices/labs to help merge neuroscience within the non-traditional neuroscience industries, such as entertainment, media, marketing, mindfulness, etc.
Moreover, Niloufar loves spreading her passion for neuroscience to the masses, as she is quite active creating YouTube videos, building Udemy courses, giving talks at conferences, writing books, etc.
Years of research experience at Stanford University, Unity Technologies, Google, Yahoo, IBM, VMWare, etc.
- Completed: PhD, positioned in Neuro Information Science.
- Work in progress: A humble ‘out of the box’ passion: Neuro Smart (Affective) Search (I’ll probably end up changing the name):
“I envision/hope to add to the body of knowledge, helping develop search engines that, through wearable computing devices, are able to read human brain waves, and dimensions of emotions thereof, in order to improve search results based on the neurological feedback that the search engines receive from user’s brain waves. In other words, search engines become an extension of the human brain by receiving brain waves that constantly provide neurological feedback in terms of the search results that they provide.”
affective information retrieval, affective search, neuro-information science, brain computer interaction, information systems design