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Artificial Intelligence in Brain Research and Mental Health Support

  • Friday, October 20, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 465


  • For current members of ISNR.
  • Board members
  • You must have a coupon code to register as a student. Contact from your school e-mail to request a code if one has not been given to you.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

12:00pm Eastern time

Instructor: Rogene M. Eichler West, PhD, QEEG-D

Course Description: 

Artificial intelligence has become ubiquitous in the news and across the devices and software we use every day. This presentation will provide an introduction to machine learning algorithms and their applications relevant to the brain research and mental health community. A brief history of the evolution of machine learning reveals their inspiration from and relationship to the processing that takes place in both individual and ensembles of neurons; further inspiration includes the emergence of neuromorphic hardware that emulates the recurrent, asynchronous, spatiotemporal nature of cortical processing. Four applications will be highlighted: 1) EEG and MRI-based biomarker discovery for mental health disorders; 2) the application of Chat-GPT technologies on MRI and MEG data to decode word sequences and hand gestures; 3) transfer learning on light sheet microscopy data to map the connectome; and, 4) and commercially available applications for mental health support using empathy-enhanced language models. The discussion closes by sharing limitations of these approaches and suggestions for critically evaluating the literature.

Who is the Audience: Psychologists, mental health clinicians, medical providers, social workers, educators/researchers

Level:  Beginner, Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
Specific Learning objectives:

Based on the content of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand how current and emerging machine learning (artificial intelligence) algorithms are inspired by how neurons process information.
  • Describe at least one biomarker discovered by machine learning that has increased our understanding of how trauma is functionally expressed in the brain.
  • Explain some of the benefits and ethical challenges associated with artificial intelligence in the service of mental health support.

You will receive an email containing the link to join the webinar one week, one day, and the morning before the event. Please ensure that you test your access to Zoom at least two hours before the webinar begins.

If you cannot attend the live webinar, all paid registrants will receive a recording of the webinar. However, CE credits are only available for attending the live presentation. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1 CE hour. The CE, which provides a certificate after completion of the evaluation, is a separate fee (from webinar registration) of $10.00 for 1 CE hour.  To purchase CEs, CLICK HERE.

    Fees: Webinar fee is $45.00 for all ISNR members. The fee for non-members is $60.00.  Student fee is $15 upon proof of student status.

    If you cannot make the live presentations and are registered for the event, you will receive a recording of the event.

    Continuing Education:

    • CE hour/certificate is a separate fee of $10.00 for 1 CE hour.
    • To purchase CEs, CLICK HERE.
    • This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1 CE hour.
    • Evaluations and certificates are available by email and online.


    BCIA will issue 1 credit towards BCIA re-certification for full attendance at this webinar.

      Satisfactory Completion: 

      This webinar includes 1 CE. The International Society for Neuroregulation and Research ("ISNR") is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ISNR maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more information about ISNR or to inquire about membership, please visit

      Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

      Refund/cancellation policy:

      If you sign up and pay for a webinar but are unable to attend the live presentation, you will be provided with access to the recorded webinar; refunds will not be issued.

      ISNR is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. ISNR is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to bring their concerns up during the question and discussion period, typically held at the end of the presentation. A moderator will be available during the presentation. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.

      Because these presentations will be done online, it will be the responsibility of the participant to provide adequate and appropriate computer availability as well as Internet connections that will support this webinar. All efforts and reasonable accommodations will be made to make the information accessible to persons with disabilities.

      While this presentation offers no risk in and of itself, it is the responsibility of the individual attendee to determine any risks involved in the implementation of the contents of this presentation.

      Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for these presenters.

      Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Susan Alvarez, ISNR Executive Administrator:

      ISNR 13876 SW 56th Street Miami, FL 33175

      Tel: 703-848-1994

      Fax: 703-738-7340


      Rogene M. Eichler West, PhD, QEEG-D

      Dr. Rogene M. Eichler West, Ph.D., QEEGD is a clinical and computational neuroscientist, educator, and technologist. She is currently a Principal at Northwest Neuro Professionals, LLC, where she offers quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG)-based functional brain consulting to attorneys and clinicians concerning markers associated with traumatic brain injuries and mental health status. She is an associate editor at the Sage journal publication, Clinical EEG and Neuroscience. She also holds an appointment as a Senior Research Scientist in Cognitive and Behavioral Modeling at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where her research involves the development of machine learning methods for classification and prediction. She was previously a founding partner at Brain Health Northwest, LLC., a clinical psychology/neuroscience firm in Seattle Washington that specialized in the use of quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG)-based functional brain assessments and neurotherapies such as neurofeedback for the treatment of brain/mental health issues.


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      Susan Alvarez
      Executive Director
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      Miami, FL 33175
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