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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

May 22, 2023

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Neurocareers podcast! In this mind-boggling installment, we're diving deep into the enigmatic world of the brain's hidden language with the brilliant Nikolay Novitskiy, PhD.

Join us as we unravel the secrets of neural speech encoding and explore the groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Novitskiy, a research associate at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. With his extensive expertise in cognitive neuroscience and electroencephalography (EEG), Dr. Novitskiy is on a mission to uncover the mysteries of infant language development.

Dr. Novitskiy and his team are pioneering an innovative approach in a quest to push the boundaries of understanding the neural underpinnings of language. They aim to construct an objective and cost-effective prognostic tool that can forecast individual infants' future language and communication abilities. Using cutting-edge Speech-evoked EEG data, collected from 118 infants during their first year of life, Dr. Novitskiy employs machine learning techniques to predict future language and communication variability with remarkable precision.

You'll be captivated by Dr. Novitskiy's insightful findings and methodological expertise in this episode. Get ready to explore the auditory neural pathway that forms the foundation of spoken language development and discover how EEG can provide invaluable insights into individual predictions.

So, are you ready to join us on this fascinating journey? Tune in to the Neurocareers podcast and immerse yourself in brain science with our incredible guest, Dr. Nikolay Novitskiy!

Listen to the episode now on all major podcast platforms, and get ready to have your mind blown!

About the Podcast Guest:

Dr. Nikolay Novitskiy is a fascinating researcher and a true pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience. With a Master's degree in biology, specializing in neurobiology, and a Ph.D. in psychology with a focus on cognitive neuroscience, Dr. Novitskiy has dedicated his career to unraveling the mysteries of the human brain.

His expertise lies in electroencephalography (EEG), a powerful tool that allows him to delve into the brain's electrical activity. Dr. Novitskiy is not only well-versed in EEG recording and analysis but is also familiar with other advanced techniques such as magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and psychophysical methods.

Throughout his journey, Dr. Novitskiy has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals, sharing his groundbreaking research on the brain mechanisms of low-level memory and perception. His work has garnered attention for its innovative methodology and insightful findings.

Currently serving as a research associate at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. Novitskiy leads a dynamic team that aims to develop an objective and cost-effective prognostic tool for predicting individual infants' future language and communication abilities. He has made remarkable strides in understanding the auditory neural pathway crucial to spoken language development by leveraging EEG data and employing machine learning techniques.

Dr. Novitskiy's research has the potential to transform our understanding of human communication and pave the way for groundbreaking advancements in early intervention for language-related disorders.

Join us on the Neurocareers podcast as we delve into the extraordinary work of Dr. Nikolay Novitskiy and gain a deeper appreciation for the incredible complexities of the human brain.

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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 students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing students 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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