Chuong Ngo joined the Blanke Lab as postdoctoral researcher

© 2023 EPFL

© 2023 EPFL

Chuong will work on the project "The Home Within: Minimal Phenomenal Selfhood, Phenomenal Existence, and Meditation Neuroengineering".

Dr Chuong Ngo studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. After working for two years in industry, he joined the Medical Information Technology Center at RWTH Aachen University as a research associate. He obtained his PhD on model-based analysis of respiratory mechanics for diagnosis of cardiopulmonary diseases under the supervision of Prof. Steffen Leonhardt, Prof. Klaus Tenbrock, and Prof. Franz de Jongh. Since 2019, he has been group leader of the Biomechanic Motion Group at Medical Information Technology Center focussing on gerontechnology, motion analysis, wearable sensors, and exoskeletons for rehabilitation.

Chuong joins our latest line of research, linking the neuroscience of self-consciousness with meditation practice and technologies such as virtual reality. This new project, entitled "The Home Within”, aims at investigating the role of bodily self-consciousness in meditation practice and experience, merging insights from the neuroscience of self-consciousness with meditation scholarship, and aims at developing and testing a new neurotechnology platform for contemplative practice and meditation research.

Welcome to the Lab Chuong!