Senior education adviser of the Cognitive Science and Technologies Council: Iran is on the top of Middle East countries in terms of some knowledge of cognitive sciences.

Date : 2018-10-28

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Senior education adviser of the Cognitive Science and Technologies Council (CSTC), mentioning that the future of cognitive science and technologies depends on the researcher and expert human resources, announced, “During the past years cognitive science development has been significant in our country and Iran is on top of countries in some fields of this recent and interdisciplinary course like artificial intelligence.”

In the first International Neuroscience Forum, “Neurotechnology and Brain Mapping”, that was opened with the support of the CSTC at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Mohammad Taghi Joghataei said, “Extensive planning was done to improve the cognitive sciences throughout the country and to develop this interdisciplinary course in academic and professional centers.”


“Training productive and professional human resources in different fields of cognitive science is a practical goal of the council to meet the need for human resources, take fundamental steps to achieve the self-efficiency and localization of cognitive equipment and technologies as well as providing scientific strategies to treat cognitive and neurocognitive disorders in Iran,” He added.


Senior education adviser of the CSTC mentioned creating skill courses for assistant professors and PhD residency for students as the policies of the council to generalize and develop cognitive science in the country.


Dr. Joghataie pointed that improving the quality level of the education and production of equipment and technologies as a goal and reminded, “Significant efforts are made with cooperation with scientific, research, and medical centers to develop cognitive neurosciences and this field of study is hold within 7 academic centers and are active in this field.”


Senior member of CSTC highlighted the utilization of the cognitive technologies and neurotechnologies as a positive step to provide scientific and research strategies for treatment of some disorders as a part of his lecture and added, “In modern world, cognitive technologies and their development are important. These technologies and equipment are used not only for diagnosis, treatment and providing cognitive interventions but also for improvement of mental abilities and brain health.”


He emphasized that the CSCT supports the technologies presented by researchers and knowledge–based companies and mentioned: localization of equipment and cognitive technologies and proper utilization of these technologies are of the main policies of the CSTC and the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Therefore, we need sufficient scientific evidences for proving effectiveness of these technologies and using them for cognitive evaluation and patient treatment.


Researchers and experts shared their recent findings in brain structure, brain cognitive mapping, computational neurosciences, deep brain stimulation systems, electrophysiology, neural rehabilitation, neural implant point of view and also, recent clinical and research views for neurotechnology disease in the International Neuroscience Forum, “Neurotechnology and Brain Mapping”.


The first International Neuroscience Forum, “Neurotechnology and Brain Mapping”, was hold in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences with the support of Shiraz Neuroscience Research Center, in conjunction with CSTC and National Brain Mapping Laboratory, as well as some centers and institutions and finished after three days of scientific and professional discussions (24-26 October).