The chance of taking a blink-free photo

< div id=”comp-rich-text5″ class=”comp-rich-text clearfix”> Nic Svenson, an IG-Nobel Prize winner, does the maths of the probability of a blink being captured by a camera. How many times you’ve taken a group-picture and someone appears with the eyes closed? Here’s the rule of the thumb for calculating the number of photos you have to take…

Changing my PhD reading habits with a tablet

I’ve recently changed the way I was reading papers and books for my PhD and I’ve noticed a huge difference from before and now. I used to browse on the Internet for papers about a particular topic and then print (most) of them at the university because it was kind of tiring for me to…

My top-list of Ig Nobel Prize winners

This week we will hold the last research group seminar of the season before summer break and we will do a different seminar. For this occasion, we’ll do a chill & sci-fun seminar in which we’ll bring together fun scientist articles while having vermouth. A colleague of mine has shared with us the list of…

getBounds: a new empirical method to identify frequency boundaries in EEG data

Here’s a new paper by Mike X Cohen that I would like to share given that he brings out a topic that has recently intriguied me and gives a potential solution for it. BioRxiv (2020) – DOI: doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.09.195784. A data-driven method to identify frequency boundaries in multichannel electrophysiology data Micheal X Cohen The following tweet…

My first paper is out!

I’m super happy to announce that my first paper is already out! After two years of non-stop work, I can let this project go and undertake new ones. Can the occipital alpha-phase speed up visual detection through a real-time EEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI)? Irene Vigué-Guix, Luis Morís Fernández, Mireia Torralba Cuello, Manuela Ruzzoli,  Salvador Soto-Faraco DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.06.189712 You can read the paper…

Your brain-state predicts your creativity

Today I crossed paths with this interesting paper about how we can find differences in creativity based on the resting-state of alpha-oscillations: Neuropsychologia. 2020 May;142:107456. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107456. Epub 2020 Apr 10. The Dynamics of Resting-State Alpha Oscillations Predict Individual Differences in Creativity Naomi Prent, Dirk J A Smit Abstract. The neuronal mechanisms underlying creativity are poorly…

Winner in the Sant Jordi Awards with my neuro-blog!

Hey there! Yesterday I received the news that I won the 1st award in the Sant Jordi awards of the Pompeu Fabra University in the category of “Blogs, social media and websites” with my blog/porfolio! Isn’t that great?! I’m so excited and honoured! You can look at the video of the awards here:   Sources…

Cortical oscillations and sensory predictions

I’ve recently crossed paths with this review on cortical oscillations and sensory predictions: Trends Cog Science, 2012 Jul; 16(7):390-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2012.05.003. Cortical Oscillations and Sensory Predictions Luc H Arnal, Anne-Lise Giraud Abstract. Many theories of perception are anchored in the central notion that the brain continuously updates an internal model of the world to infer the…