Oral communication for scientific research

I would like to share the series of seminar videos from one of the courses at my University called “Oral communication for scientific research“. How can we better explain what we do as scientists? How we can transmit the core message of what we are doing in our labs? What is the best way to…

Can our emotions shape our perceptions?

In the online Buddhism and Modern Psychology course I’m currently enrolled, they mentioned this research paper on how emotions can shape our perceptions: Perception. 2012;41(12):1535-9. Alligator or squirrel: musically induced fear reveals threat in ambiguous figures. Prinz J, Seidel A. Abstract. Extant evidence has shown that fear can influence what we see. Fear can exaggerate threatening visual…

Enjoying neuroscience’s research from home

c0 lDo you wanna watch talks and seminars about neuroscience from home? Is that a yes? That’s great! Because World Wide Neuro is collecting in a unique place many of the talks and seminars that are happening around the world. Here’s their own description about what’s WWN and how it works: This is a new…

Free maths/stats/ML books at Springer’s library

Yesterday Mikhail Popov wrote the following tweet: "An Introduction to Statistical Learning", "All of Statistics", and many other maths/stats/ML books are currently free as part of Springer's "Free Textbooks and Library Link special issue during Covid 19" https://t.co/fvcyoa5vDK pic.twitter.com/zGGBkpBedy — Mikhail Popov (@bearloga) April 27, 2020 Great news, don’t you think? Two of the most…

Can neuroscience help us understand art?

Neuroaesthetics is a term that has been invented to refer to the project of studying art using the methods of neuroscience, and over the years has become a hot research field. It is not unusual for scientists and theorists of art to collaborate on papers that find their way into top scientific journals. But, how these two disciplines…

Hyperscanning: EEG recordings from multiple brains!

Today I joined the talk “Hyperscanning – EEG recordings from multiple subjects” by Slobodan Tanackovic, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (HK) from the BCI & NEUROTECHNOLOGY SPRING SCHOOL 2020. The idea behind hyperscanning is relies on measuring the activity of multiple brains simultanenously while social interacting or performing the same task. One of the main adavantages…

Personalization of brain modulation

There’s plenty to do this week in neuroscientific events. There are several conferences going and together with webinars and seminars. Scientific divulgation does not stop! Today I joined the following session from the NYC Neuromodulation 2020 Online Conference: “Utilizing Network Imaging to Personalizing and Optimizing Neuromodulation in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience.” Starts: Wednesday, April 22nd 2020 |…

Audiovisual synergies can influence our perception

Imagine you’re in a life concert of one of your favourite bands and suddenly what you see doesn’t correspond to what your hear. They just started doing playback! Can you belive that? When the sound isn’t in time with what you’re seeing it might take a while before you notice. But once you do, it’s…

Orienting to sensory stimuli in real-world situations

When looking at sensory studies you can see that most of the lab-based experiments tend to study modality-specific stimuli (e.g., visual, auditory, tactile…). However, if one examines real-world situations from a phenomenological point of view it seems that the world is not divided into modalities like the audition, vision, touch, smell… but as a unit….

Can our brain form false memories?

I keep working on to disseminate knowledge about neuroscience during these special times. Today I assisted the first “One World Cognitive Psychology Seminar”, a weekly online seminar in Zoom featuring a presentation by a stellar cognitive psychologist followed by a discussion open to anyone around the world. The seminar time is Tuesdays 17:15 – 18:45 Central European…