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Enobio. Wireless, lightweight, comfortable and rechargeable systems allow for mobile EEG and 3-axis accelerometry data capture wirelessly or on a SD card.

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  • 01/14/16--00:06: Neuroscience at Burning Man
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    “There will be dust” This year I made one of my dreams come true…I attended the Burning Man! For those who haven’t heard about it, Burning Man is a week long festival where a community of 70.000 “burners” build a city in a place called “La Playa” in the middle of a dessert about 90 […]

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    All of us who deal with EEG signals know how important artifacts are. EEG is one of the biological potentials with lowest amplitude (typically a few microvolts), which makes it highly sensitive to be contaminated by undesired interferences, known as artifacts. We can find several artifacts sources such as be biological (recorded activity from other […]

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    Enobio at the outer space. This is a think I personally would love to see happen. Our device has already been in a lot of different scenarios so far. From the classical ones, considering this type of device, like research labs or hospitals, to other more “exotic” ones, like parabolic flights, art exhibitions, festivals, or monitoring top athletes in action. Might the outer space […]

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    Electroencephalography (EEG) is a brain-state monitoring technique that allows for the recording of neural activity non-invasively. Since the first human EEG recording in 1924 by Hans Berger, the technique has become of widespread use in clinical diagnosis and in the research community [1] (besides other not-so conventional uses, see this post by Alejandro Riera). Widespread? […]

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    It has already been two years since we landed in the US to open our new offices in Cambridge (Massachusetts). We chose the Boston-Cambridge environment because of its vivid ecosystem of talent, industry and top institutions working in neuroscience research. There are many research groups working in the field of noninvasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging […]

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  • 04/01/16--07:55: Skiing for Research.
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    As soon as the weather in the mountains dips below 0 degrees I look forward to one of my favourite time of the year…winter. In Barcelona it’s not easy to find a snow, however only 200km from the city, in the Pyrenees Mountains you can easily find white powder. With winter come the snow – […]

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    After years as an entrepreneur and after attending numerous conferences I have to admit that the conference that visionary Zem Joaquim and her team (thanks also to  James Joaquin & Obvious for the support) were able to put together at La Jolla last March was without hesitation the best one in my experience.  250 of […]

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    Before starting this post, I would like to share with you my own definition of Brain Computer interfaces (BCI): A system that uses some type of brain signal, analyzes this signal to extract features and then uses some type of classifier to take a decision on these features.  As you can see, this definition is […]

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    Neuroscientists usually need presenting stimuli as well as behavioral monitoring while recording brain activity. Several software solutions can be found out there that fit the minimum requirements an experiment might have in that regard. I am compiling and commenting here on some of them. I will appreciate very much your comments in case I am […]

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    We all feel happy when something nice happens in our life, we cry when we lose someone we love, we feel fear when we perceive that our life is in danger. But where do all these processes come from? What happens inside us when we feel this way or another? Emotion is one of the […]

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     Electroencephalography allows for the recording of neural activity non-invasively by placing a set of electrodes on the scalp. While the fact that electroencephalography is non-invasive has clear advantages for the monitoring of brain activity in humans, it also comes with its limitations. Neural activity generated by neurons has to propagate through neural tissue, cerebrospinal fluid, […]

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    Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) are machine learning models that have been inspired by the brain functioning. Through my next posts I will try to introduce artificial neural networks in a simple high level way, highlighting its capabilities but also showing its limitations. In this first post, I will introduce the simplest neural network, the Rosenblatt […]

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    What is consciousness?

    Last April Starlab kicked-off the H2020 FET Open Luminous[1]. We are very proud to coordinate one of the 11 projects out of 800 selected for funding in last year’s Call of the FET Open[2] program, one of the most competitive programs within the European funding landscape. The project aims to study consciousness by combining the […]

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  • 10/12/16--07:08: Free Will
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    Next week I will attend a panel about Free Will, in which a group of neuroscientists, physicists and philosophers from Harvard University and MIT will tackle questions like: What is free will? Does it exist? If so, how is it generated? Do animals have free will? How can one make moral decisions without free will?  […]

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    “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! […]

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    Figure 1 Group picture of the ICANN 2016 attendees at the BarcelonaTech building of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC).

    During the 6-9th of September, Barcelona was home to the 25th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks or ICANN, the annual conference that brings together researchers from two scientific worlds: neurosciences and information sciences. As the scope of the conference is wide, it gathers specialists in Machine Learning algorithms and computational neurosciences, as well as […]

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    Can we force a suspect in a trial to undergo a scan of his/her brain to read his/her mind (e.g. a lie detector) and this must be objective evidence to the case? Can we force certain professionals (surgeons, pilots or people with important responsibilities) to take psychostimulants (e.g. methylphenidate) to ensure maximum performance and concentration, […]

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    The superior performance of deep learning relative to other machine learning methodologies has been commented in several forums and magazines in recent times. I would like to post today on three reasons that, in my opinion, are the basis of this commented superiority. I am not the first to comment on this issue [1], and […]

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    Nature has a beautiful tendency to coordinate things. If two pendulum clocks are hanging from the same beam, they start moving in the same way. In a similar way, women that spend time together have a tendency to synchronize their menstrual cycles, or fireflies in the woods that are flashing synchronously. Many researchers have tried […]

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  • 02/13/17--07:38: NYC Neuromodulation 2017
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    During January 13-15th 2017, New York was home to the third NYC Neuromodulation conference focused on technology and mechanisms for brain stimulation in areas that include transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), deep brain stimulation (DBS), and other emerging areas. The conference took place […]

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