Home Application of Non-invasive Neuromodulation: How does this work?

The appearance of new disruptive technology and the advent of telemedicine are bringing a new era to medical treatments. Telemedicine comes from the Greek prefix “tele” that means “distance “and the Latin verb “mederi” that means “to heal”. Therefore, the World Health Organization refers to telemedicine as “healing from a distance“. In contrast to traditional […]

EEG/tES closed Loop stimulation

Recently, loop systems that combine neural monitoring and tES are receiving huge interest in the non-invasive brain stimulation field. Traditionally tES has been applied in a rigid fashion in which the electrode position and stimulation intensity were pre-defined before the stimulation session and applied in the same manner across subjects. This procedure ignores for example […]

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 […]

The first Brainpolyphony concert

Last December the 10th in Barcelona we were happy to present the first  Brainpolyphony Orchestra Concert. Brainpolyphony is a project born thanks to the collaboration of CRG, University of Barcelona and Starlab with the goal of giving voice, or in this case music, to people with severe communication difficulties. Patients with neurological diseases such as […]

Artificial Neural Networks – The Rosenblatt Perceptron

Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) are machine learning models that have been inspired by the brain functioning. Through my next posts I will try to introduce artificial neural networks in a simple high level way, highlighting its capabilities but also showing its limitations. In this first post, I will introduce the simplest neural network, the Rosenblatt […]

Correcting Ocular Artifacts in EEG Signals

All of us who deal with EEG signals know how important artifacts are. EEG is one of the biological potentials with lowest amplitude (typically a few microvolts), which makes it highly sensitive to be contaminated by undesired interferences, known as artifacts. We can find several artifacts sources such as be biological (recorded activity from other […]

Can Pollutants affect our Physiological Rhythms?

In all cities, the air we breathe contains emissions from motor vehicles, industry, heating and commercial sources which have sometimes travelled long distances from sources located far afield. Ambient air pollution is the major environmental contributor to the global burden of the disease, contributing to an estimated 4.7 million deaths per year worldwide. Air pollutants […]

SONAR – BRAINPOLYPHONY

Since its first edition in 1994 Sonar Festival is definitely one of the electronic music festivals you cannot miss. For its sixth consecutive year in Barcelona, Sonar+D organized its famous hackathon along with the Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Sonar Music Hack Day (MHD) is a hacking session in which participants will […]

Music from the brain: a new way of communication for patients with severe speech disabilities.

In this post I would like to introduce the concept of BrainPolyphony, a CRG Awards-founded project in which  Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG), Universitat de Barcelona, Mobilitylab, ASDI and Starlab will explore new ways of communication for patients suffering from severe speech disabilities. Patients with neurodegenerative diseases, such as cerebral palsy, often experience important communication problems. […]