Benjamin Germain is a Functional Brain Mapping Technician and Neuromodulation Technician at the NeuroCognitive Institute. In his functional brain mapping role he administers, scores and generate reports from the neurodiagnostic test data with pediatric through geriatric patients. He is responsible for analyzing the functional brain mapping data and preparing these datasets for interpretation. As a Neuromodulation technician, he uses neurofeedback and other forms of neuromodulation to help treat patients at NCI with cognitive, neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioral disorders. He also a sub-investigator research at NCI, presently conducting several studies in the area of functional neuroimaging and neuromodulation.
Before joining NCI, Benjamin has years of experience as primary researcher in institutions in the United States and the Netherlands. He was Lead Research Assistant at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the flight crew safety team. And as Primary Researcher in the University of Amsterdam, he developed a modified concealed information test in order to increase lie detection sensitivity and accuracy; analyzed and reported results by means of behavioral outcome to determine if participants were concealing information.
Training, Academic Affiliations and Professional Activities
Benjamin earned his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne in Australia and his master’s degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience track at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
He has years of experience in laboratory training on application of EEG devices on human subjects, developing EEG protocols, real time EEG monitoring, post-hoc EEG analysis, cellular cloning, DNA extraction, RNA extraction, animal handling, tissue sampling, biohazard training, tissue slide preparation, qPCR preparation and analysis, among others.