Olav Krigolson

Dr. Krigolson is a neuroscientist at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada with research interests spanning decision-making, learning, statistics, game theory, electroencephalography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and mobile neuroscience technologies.

Dr. Krigolson is acknowledged as one of the top researchers in the world in the area of mobile electroencephalography. Dr. Krigolson’s research program has led to over 75 peer reviewed scientific publications, 250 conference presentations, and $27 million in grant funding for the Theoretical and Applied Neuroscience Laboratory, of which he is the Principal Investigator (www.krigolsonlab.com).

His work has been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, NeuroImage, Psychophysiology, and Experimental Brain Research and has been cited over 3000 times. Dr. Krigolson’s breakthroughs in the area of mobile electroencephalography (EEG, or “brain-waves”) have led to projects with NASA, major league sports, heavy industry, and local health authorities. Essentially, Dr. Krigolson was able to demonstrate that it is possible to do a full assessment of brain health and performance in under five minutes using an iPhone and a low-cost commercial EEG system available at Best Buy.

The potential of this technology has led to work addressed at measuring cognitive fatigue in the workplace to improve safety, measurement and tracking of concussion, measurement and tracking of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and predicting performance within the sport and transportation sectors.

Learn more about Dr. Krigolson’s work here on his podcast ‘That Neuroscience Guy’