Listening to Brain Inspired podcast – Buzsáki & Poeppel’s discussion

I spent some part of the morning listening to Brain Inspired podcast by Paul Middlebrooks in discussion with György Buzsáki & David Poeppel and getting inspired. You can find the podcast in Google Podcast and Spotify. Abstract David, Gyuri, and Paul discuss the issues they argue for in their back and forth commentaries about the…

My first paper is officially published!

I’m super happy and proud to announce that my first publication paper is already alive and published at the European Journal of Neurocience (EJoN) under the Special Issue “Rhythms of the brain”: Here’s the abstact of the paper: Abstract Electrical brain oscillations reflect fluctuations in neural excitability. Fluctuations in the alpha band (α, 8–12 Hz) in…

Who we are?

Yesterday I had the chance to watch the new documentary by Anthony Chene titlted Who we are? which touches the concepts of consciousness, neuroscience, near-death experiences, in/conscious mind, biology, and more. I reveived this documentary as a fresh air that complemented my own concerns about the mind-brain problem, what’s is missing in the scientific comunity,…

How ads follow us around the internet

Has ever happened to you that you are talking to a friend in a cafe about something you’re intested to buy (e.g., a pair of Salmon to go for hiking) and then you open Instagram and boom! You have an ad of a pair of Salmon to go for hiking. Isn’t that insane? Here a…

Is there a gender imbalance in neuroscience citations?

Today at the seminar of our research grup have discussed the following paper about gender imbalance in neuroscience citations: The extent and drivers of gender imbalance in neuroscience reference lists Jordan D. Dworkin, Kristin A. Linn, Erin G. Teich, Perry Zurn, Russell T. Shinohara, and Danielle S. Bassett Nature Neuroscience volume 23, pages 918–926 (2020) – DOI: 10.1038/s41593-020-0658-y…

The chance of taking a blink-free photo

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 of groups (less than 20):…

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…