In 1890, William James famously declared in The Principles of Psychology that “Everyone knows what attention is”. Attention has become a catch-all term for how the brain processes its own information, and its effects can be measured through behaviors, electrophysiology, and … Continue reading A taxonomy of attention
Memory is essential to all our lives. Without a memory of the past, we could not operate in the present or think about the future. We would not be able to remember what we did yesterday, what we have done … Continue reading How human memory works?
The origins of the myth The left/right brain myth holds that a right-brain dominant person is generally creative, intuitive, artsy, while a left-brain dominant person is more of a problem-solver, more linear, logical. The myth arose from genuine science, but … Continue reading The left/right brain myth
What is mindfulness meditation? Meditation can be defined as a form of mental training that aims to improve an individual’s core psychological capacities, such as attentional and emotional self-regulation. Meditation encompasses a family of complex practices that include mindfulness meditation, mantra meditation, yoga, tai-chi and chi-gong. Of … Continue reading How does mindfulness meditation change the brain?
The aim of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) is to improve the autonomy of people with severe motor disabilities by new communication and control options. It is commonly known that either if you perform a movement, or you think about actually doing … Continue reading Left-hand vs. Right-hand finger tapping experiment
In recent years, Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) have been steadily gaining ground in the market, used either as an implicit or explicit input method in computers for accessibility, entertainment or rehabilitation. Past research in BCI has profoundly neglected the human aspect … Continue reading Research with OpenBCI
MI-BCI training is based on visuo-motor imagination and together with other mental task imagination (e.g. mental subtraction, word association) is the only paradigm of endogenous nature that does not require external stimulation but only the user’s imaginative action. In addition, … Continue reading MI and ME-BCI Training with OpenBCI
Sometimes, when studying EEG or other biopotential signals, you will want to have precise timing between external events or stimulus and the data stream. For example, motor imagery based brain-computer interface (BCI) translates the subject’s motor intention into a control … Continue reading Two External Buttons on OpenBCI 32bit Board