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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Apr 8, 2024

How to bridge the captivating worlds of media art and cutting-edge neurotechnologies? Can the synthesis of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and creative expression redefine the future of art and science? In an era where technology touches every aspect of our lives, how can we harness BCIs to unlock new forms of creativity and understanding?

Enter Ninon Lize Masclef, a visionary at the unique crossroads of art and science. With a foundation in literary studies, Ninon pivoted to computer engineering at the University of Technology of Compiègne, driven by a belief in the transformative power of computer science to tackle contemporary human challenges and renew creativity through generative models. With a recent Master's degree in Data Mining, Ninon is on a quest to develop technologies that enrich human life, focusing on computational neurosciences and brain-computer interfaces.

As a Research Scientist at ONTBO and an Artist in Residence at Dassault Systèmes, Ninon has embarked on pioneering projects from emotion recognition through EEG, ECG, and EDA signals to the design of three distinct brain-computer interfaces: music generation from brainwaves, a mask displaying emotional states, and dream paintings. Her work in Vélizy-Villacoublay, Île-de-France, explores the frontiers of visual object recognition from EEG signals and the creation of a dream content dataset, blending the lines between neural activity and artistic creation.

Ninon stands as a proud emblem of the interdisciplinary path promoted by the University of Technology of Compiègne, where the integration of Humanities and Technology, inspired by visionaries like Bernard Stiegler, has enabled her to carve a niche at the intersection of Art and Science.

Join us as Ninon Lize Masclef introduces you to the fascinating interplay between media art and neurotechnologies, sharing her journey from academic research to artistic innovation. Discover her insights on career development in this interdisciplinary field, the challenges and rewards of translating brain activity into art, and her advice for those inspired to follow a similar path.

Tune in to this episode of "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" for an enlightening conversation with Ninon, a true pioneer who is redefining the boundaries of creativity and technology.

Whether you're an aspiring engineer, an artist curious about neurotechnological advancements, or simply fascinated by the convergence of technology and human expression, this episode promises to inspire and challenge your perceptions of what's possible.

About the Podcast Guest:

Ninon Lize Masclef transitioned from literary studies to computer engineering at the University of Technology of Compiègne and embraced the transformative power of computer science by fostering creativity through generative models. With a Master's in Data Mining, Ninon is a Research Scientist at ONTBO and an Artist in Residence at Dassault Systèmes. Her groundbreaking work spans emotion recognition through biometric signals to the development of novel brain-computer interfaces, including music generation from brainwaves, a mask for visualizing emotions, and dream-inspired paintings. Located in Vélizy-Villacoublay, Île-de-France, Ninon's endeavors in computational neurosciences and artistic expression exemplify the merging of Humanities and Technology, reflecting the ethos of her alma mater and pioneering a unique blend of art and science.

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About the Podcast Host:

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches ( and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for people in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities job applicants face in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed.

Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K:

  • Identification and pursuit of career goals
  • Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation
  • Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies
  • Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals

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