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

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 overwhelmed in social situations. They […]

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 […]

Monitoring effects of Transcranial Current Stimulation with EEG, fMRI, MEG, NIRS.

Transcranial current stimulation (tCS) seems to be a powerful tool to make the link between brain function and disease. This has been demonstrated in current research. However, we have yet to fully understand the underlying neurobiological mechanisms of tCS. The goal of combining tCS with neurophysiological and neuroimaging tools is twofold: a) these techniques can […]

Brain, consciousness and complexity.

Various processes in natural sciences, such as the geometric shape of shores, rocks, plants, waves, organism trajectories, atmospheric flows and other phenomena that seem to present a higher level of complexity, may reveal self-similar or self-affine patterns under different resolutions, and although this structure may initially seem complex, it is actually a source of simplicity. […]

So, what is finally an emotion?

We all feel happy when something nice happens in our life, we cry when we lose someone we love, we feel fear when we perceive that our life is in danger. But where do all these processes come from? What happens inside us when we feel this way or another? Emotion is one of the […]