AI meets Human Consciousness – Is there Machine Consciousness?

A moment of “AI meets Human Consciousness – Is there Machine Consciousness?”.

Last December, the Luminous[1] project organized a networking session at the ICT 2018 Exhibition, a central event of R&D activities in the EU. The networking session aimed to open an interdisciplinary discussion on consciousness. Specifically, Prof. Joanna Bryson (Artificial Intelligence expert, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Bath), Prof. Antonio Chella (Machine Consciousness expert, Dept. of […]

Eureka!: what is really going on in the brain?

Eureka! Moment

When Archimedes, one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians of Ancient Greece, was tasked with determining whether his king’s crown was made of pure gold, he was stumped. He decided to ponder this task over a warm bath, as one does. After entering the water and noticing how it rose based on the volume of […]

EEG up in the air again- ISAE-SUPAERO

EEG Pilot airplane

There is growing interest for implementing tools to monitor cognitive performance in naturalistic and everyday work environments. An emerging field of research, known as Neuroergonomics, promotes the use of wearable and portable brain monitoring sensors to investigate cortical activity in a variety of human tasks out of the laboratory. Recent technological progress has allowed the […]

tCS clinical trial: treatment for depressive symptoms?

It is widely known that exercise is good for the brain and body. We even have a blog post on how to keep your brain fit. But does exercise as an adult have that big of an impact on your brain? How about exercise as a child? Some researchers were curious what the early effects […]

A promising ADHD biomarker – Enobio

EEG can be used to investigate abnormal brain activity in neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer or Authism. EEG biomarkers are capable of detecting atypical neural patterns that can be used to distinguish between patient groups and a healthy population. EEG biomarkers have thus the potential of helping clinical professionals in the diagnosis of a […]

tDCS at home with Starstim

One of the emerging trends in the field of tDCS for medical applications is telemedicine or home use. The main reasons for the field’s growth are that we know this to be a safe technique, with only minor side effects  (itching, temporary redness under electrodes after application), and that multiple sessions of tDCS (or tCS, […]