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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 1). In this blog we discuss our recent paper on the relationship between algorithmic complexity and prognosis of […]