10% of the brain myth … discredited

There are some urban legends, myths, memes, lies or whatever you want to call it … that are so much given for granted by certain people that it really amazes me. One of them is the so called 10% of the brain myth: On average humans only use 10% of their brain. Anothe version of […]

How the visual system manages binocular rivalry

The visual system is a complex organization that helps us behave successfully in a world full of stimuli. The visual system is unable to measure the properties that define the physical world. What we see is just our subjective perception of the world. Consequently, we can say that we don’t see the world the way it […]

Designing Games for ADHD Neurofeedback Training

ADHD neurofeedback training aims to present impulsivity and hyperactivity features measured in the brain activity in real time to a child suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for him/her to learn how to self-regulate them. As was discussed in previous posts this technique has turned out to be a good complement to medication inducing […]

On the importance of negative results

This blog has included a fair amount of posts about research studies, as well as about tools, procedures and tips. With all this content, we intend to give you all the ingredients to enter the fascinating world of research and applications of applied neuroscience. Let’s say you get inspired reading the blog and want to […]

HORIZON 2020 and Neuroscience

 Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. As the […]

Game of Brains

The traditional advertising and marketing has evolved immensely in the past few decades. As a kid I still remember that the most influential advertisement I came across was a radio ad: “…sound of a soda bottle opening, following with the sound of liquids being spilled and swallowed. Then a voice saying: Coca Cola the taste […]

EEG and Space

EEG researchers are opening new frontiers for exploring the human brain beyond the Earth. EEG research on humans in space travel is becoming a key field in order to improve pilots and astronauts training and well-being. Through Neuroelectrics’ mother company Starlab we have strong links to the Space industry and the European Space Agency and […]

8 BCI Software Apps you Can’t Live Without

A few months ago David Ibañez published a post with the top 3 applications for BCI. Today I intend to expand that list and review other software packages for BCI and offer you some other alternatives. This time we won’t only focus on packages ready to work out-of-the-box, so we’ll also include libraries and frameworks […]

Are brains computers?

Recently Stephen Hawking apparently said “I think the brain is like a programme in the mind, which is like a computer, so it’s theoretically possible to copy the brain onto a computer and so provide a form of life after death.”, which understandably generated a fair amount of noise on Twitter and elsewhere. I think […]