Measuring the effect of meditation using EEG

During the next weeks in Starlab/Neuroelectrics we will conduct a study on meditation patterns measured in EEG brain signals. First of all, I would say that previously I had no idea about what mediation was, I have never practiced yoga or any other meditation technique, and obviously I am far from being an expert in […]

Stress and EEG

Some time ago we carried out an experiment in Starlab to see if we could find stress markers in EEG signals. This research was done within the Interstress European project. The positive results of this experiment were also used as a part of my PhD thesis. I will briefly explain in this post the experiment […]

tDCS clinical research – recent highlights: Pain

Is transcranial current stimulation (tCS, including direct current, tDCS, alternating current,  tACS, or random noise stimulation tRNS) effective? Now that is a good and difficult question! Let me try to review recent developments.  In a recent post I provided an overview of tCS in Stroke. Here I do the same but for Pain. Please let […]

tCS and EEG: an electrical golden braid?

EEG – electroencephalography – provides a tool to study brain activity. Neurons create electrical chatter while they go about their work, and this “noise” contains valuable information,  providing a unique window to peer into brain function. Of course, we are still a long ways from cracking this particular code, but we are making constant progress […]

Machine learning applied to affective computing (or how to teach a machine to feel)

In our last rendezvous on, ‘Affective computing (or how your PC will know how you feel)‘, I introduced different methodologies for emotion detection that configure the state- of- the- art. Methodologies for emotion detection from face expressions and from body gestures were exposed. Also methodologies from physiological signals, including EEG, galvanic skin response, heart rate […]

What the hell is Data Fusion?

Fusion seems, at first sight, to be a complex issue. When we hear fusion we might first associate it with the physics concept of nuclear fusion or in a more mundane sense that of music fusion. In the former, two or more atoms are joined together to form a heavier atom, whereas two musical styles […]