Loading Python into MATLAB

Today I’ve learned how to load Python into MATLAB and how to run scripts written in Python in MATLAB. Yey! Big deal. Before I continue, I must confess that I’m a daily MATLAB user but I’ve barely touched Python in my life. So, I’ve struggled a little bit this afternoon when I was trying to…

The relation between oscillatory activity and predictions in multisensory sequence processing

This week a colleague from my research group send us an interesting paper for us to read that is a little bit related to our research, which is the following: Dynamic Predictions: Oscillatory Mechanisms Underlying Multisensory Sequence Processing Peng Wang, Alexander Maye, Jonathan Daume, Gui Xue, Andreas K. Engel DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/778969 In this study, Wang et al. used an audio-visual experimental design to investigate how…

The importance of digital detox

Given that during this quarantine (my “quaratinrene“) I’m using my own room to do different tasks (e.g., sleep, meditate, do yoga, work, draw, illustrate, read, watch movies, rest…) I find it really hard to focus on just one task and make a proper task-transition without mind-wandering or thinking about something else. Maybe because of the…

The perfect BSO for working from home

Today I would like to share with you a great music project that has turned out to be my perfect BSO for this working-from-home-quarantine. You might already know it, but I feel that I have to share it with whoever is reading these words. It’s no more than the great concept of RADIO PARADISE! For…

New life routines for historic moments

Given the current situation that we’re all living in (at least here in Barcelona we’re told to work from home and stay inside unless we have to go to the supermarket to buy supplies or to the pharmacy to get meds), I’ve decided to add new practices to my routine for my own behalf and…

My mental health crisis

I remember that a few years ago a colleague from my research group presented a paper about the mental health crisis in graduate students. By that time I was in the middle of my master’s degree and I didn’t feel like I was in that state to suffer stress and anxiety because of my studies…

Theta oscillations in memory

I just happen to cross paths with this new fresh article on theta oscillations and human memory: Published: February 03, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2019.12.006 Theta Oscillations in Human Memory Nora A. Herweg, Ethan A. Solomon, Michael J. Kahana I’m a big fan of how they start the paper: “Forming associations between different aspects of our sensory and cognitive…

Updates in the code for loading OpenBCI data in MATLAB

Hey there! I’ve updated the code for loading OpenBCI data in MATLAB. The old code gave some errors since the ‘csvread‘ function of MATLAB is not recommended to keep using it anymore. So, I changed the function for the ‘readmatrix” function which works pretty similar to the old one and no longer causes any problems…

Is working memory closely related to attention?

This week at my research group seminar we’ve discussed the following paper about how attention is closely linked to working memory, which is related to another post about a Taxonomy of Attention that I wrote a year ago based on the paper by Chen et al. (2011): J Cogn. 2019; 2(1): 36. Published online 2019 Aug…

Workshop on PhD well-being

Yesterday I went to a PhD workshop about “PhD Well-being & Systems thinking” given by Ryan Armstrong (Scientists Dating Forum / University of Barcelona) and held at the Department of Technology and Information Communication (DTIC) at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Before the workshop, I did not know that recent studies have found that PhD students…