Welcome to HAL

Our work aims to understand human attention and memory and to use this knowledge to develop personal technological devices that can respond to our intentions and cognitive states. Combining neuroscience and engineering, we conduct experiments about human behavior, record and analyze physiological signals, and explore emerging technologies.

The lab is directed by Dr. Sam Michalka at Olin College of Engineering and supports deep research experiences for undergraduate students. Check out some of our current projects and reach out to us if you’re interested in getting involved.


September 06, 2018

Hwei-Shin takes the Magic Leap into the world of mixed reality. We're currently working to develop neuroscience experiments using our fun new toy!

August 31, 2018

HAL wins a Quadro P6000 through the NVIDIA GPU grant. Thanks for supporting our research, NVIDIA!

March 30, 2018

Thanks to Valve for the HTC Vive! Fun new projects are now possible!

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