How does a baby’s brain work?

“Will you stay in our lovers’ story If you stay you won’t be sorry ‘Cause we believe in you” Kooks from Hunky Dory – David Bowie – 1971 David Bowie wrote Kooks when he received news of the arrival of his son Duncan Jones (aka Zowie Bowie). I am going to be a father too! […]

Trends in tDCS at SfN 2014

This year at SfN we had 20 posters and 2 nano-symposia featuring tDCS in the title from a similar number of labs. On the face of it this is very good for the field that so many labs are exploring the technology but I think it’s interesting that only 3 directly address the parameters of […]

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 […]

Synchronizing your EEG recordings

So you’ve got tons of mega bytes of EEG data from a big recording campaign with several volunteers. You persuaded them to wear your EEG recording device for 40 minutes, performing several mental tasks and receiving all types of external stimuli. You are now ready to process the data and confirm your breakthrough hypothesis. Well, […]

Face detection libraries: A qualitative evaluation

Neurokai’s services offer different solutions for industrial and academic researchers. Our Experience Lab service focuses on providing a custom solution for emotion recognition based on a multimodal system (EEG, ECG, GSR and facial). In order to develop our vision-based emotion recognition system, integrated within the multimodal one, we analysed several libraries for face detection. The […]

SSVEP-Based Brain Conputer Interfaces

As I explained in one of my previous posts, a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) is a direct communication pathway connecting the brain to a computer or other external device. BCIs do not depend on the brain’s normal action pathways through peripheral nerves and muscles. This makes them the ideal technology to develop systems assisting or […]

Spoofing biometric systems or just trying?

In a previous post I talked about biometric systems and how electro-physiological signals such as the EEG and the ECG can be combined to obtain a reliable biometric system. Today I’d like to continue from where I left you last time. I specifically want to tell you about one of the main challenges such systems […]

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 […]