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 […]

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, […]

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

Via PlusLexia

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 […]

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 […]

Heart beat monitoring – what can we learn?

Heart monitoring is becoming increasingly popular with the availability of health monitoring wristbands. Most of these units have built-in microprocessors that analyze the recorded signals (*1) to determine the heart rate – the frequency of the cardiac cycle (beats per minute). But, besides the heart rate, what can we learn from our heart? The cardiac […]

Disentangling the puzzle of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by problems in paying attention[1] (the incapacity of attending with a necessary degree of constancy to any object), hyperkinetic activity (remarkable motor activity which appears urgent) and a lack of controlled behavior (unstable mood, fits of rage, tendency to aggressively or excitability) that interferes with […]

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. […]