Justin C. Tanner
School of Biological Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University
Justin Tanner earned dual BS in Bioengineering and Neuroscience from Washington State University in 2010. He graduated from the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University with a Biomedical Engineering PhD in August 2017, after working with Stephen Helms Tillery in the Sensory Motor Research Group. Using peripheral nerve stimulation based on dynamics of complex grip responses, Justin’s work focuses on mimicking cortical representations of touch in order to recreate appropriate tactile sensation. His research builds on psychophysical experiments for tactile information, single unit and LFP neural recording in primate cortex, and peripheral nerve stimulation in primates and humans. His goal is to understand elicited sensations, how their perception is modulated dynamically, and what can be used to create more natural sensations in terms of emotional connection and contextual situations.