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, […]

Where Art meets Science: A collaboration with La Fura Dels Baus

There is a long history of art and science looking for each other. As Leonardo da Vinci said: “to develop a complete mind, study the science of art, study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else”. https://www.flickr.com/photos/epicalab/albums                                In 2008, in the University of Yale, a new […]

EEG IN THE AIR

EEG is in the Air   “I’m looking up because that is where I want to be” Anonymous … most likely an aviator.   Brain imaging techniques are usually cumbersome and require to be used in controlled lab environments to avoid the well known artefacts. That is why, as a neuroscientist, I have always been […]