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 […]

You can do better than following guidelines: improving focus and consistency of the stimulation over multiple subjects, personalized montages boost tCS towards clinical applications.

It’s a dire truth that most drugs people are prescribed will fail to help them. Take the US top-selling medicament for high-cholesterol (Rosuvastatin), or the one routinely used to treat asthma (Fluticasone propionate): they can improve the conditions only for 1 patient in 20. And they are not exceptions. In fact, the success rate of […]

Autism spectrum disorder: insights on what is happening in the brain

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Photo via PlusLexia     More than 1% people are autistic. People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) mainly present problems in social communication and interaction, and restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities. Hence, children with ASD may have problems understanding gestures, spoken language, spoken metaphors, recognising own and others’ emotions, and feel […]

Algorithmic complexity of EEG for neurodegenerative disease progression

As we have already discussed in a previous blog on Brain Consciousness and Complexity, algorithmic complexity is an intrinsic property of the brain dynamics, and be estimated through the Lempel-Ziv-Welch algorithm from the EEG (electroencephalogram) signals (Figure X0). In this blog we discuss our recent paper on the relationship between algorithmic complexity and prognosis of […]