Vision-based emotion recognition

How many times would you have liked to know what the person in front of you was feeling? Perhaps, you were criticizing a specific brand in an interview, and the guy just in front of you was a self-devoted user of this brand. Or the other way around: the interviewer was interested on knowing what […]

The Social Brain

We all know that we are extremely social animals but just how far does this go? Many believe that human intelligence evolved to solve our complex social problems rather than ecological problems as was previously assumed. Robin Dunbar lays this out in his 1998 paper “The Social Brain Hypothesis”. You may have heard of Dunbar’s Number, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 6 Curious Neuroscience-Related Publications

After many years working in the neuroscience field, I have had the chance to read many interesting papers. In this post I would like to share some of the most shocking publications I have come across with you. Some are funny, some are shocking, some are weird, some are really interesting and some are all […]

Are you in control?

  A couple of weeks ago I took part in a neurodesconferencia event for Brain Awareness Week called “Hackers Cerebrals”. The idea was to talk about control, or loss of control, from the point of view of what the neuroscience tells us. Usually when we talk about this we make a point of saying that of course […]

Top 7 Weirdest EEG Applications

As we know, the main uses of EEG include diagnosis and neurofeedback therapy (including BCI). Theses applications falls into the clinical realm, but there are many more applications, some of them quite strange to say the least. One important point before starting this post: EEG and BCI are nowadays mainly used for clinical purposes, but […]

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 […]