The importance of spontaneous brain activity

Our brain reminds me of New York City: a place that never sleeps. There’s always something going on in our brains even when we are asleep or not paying attention. I invite you to watch the 5.min lesson on “How spontaneous brain activity keeps you alive” by Nathan S. Jacobs to know more about this topic….

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…

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…

The meaningfulness of effect sizes in the social and behavioural sciences

Today I jointd the seminar on “The meaningfulness of effect sizes in the social and behavioural sciences in light of the reproducibility crisis” given by Thomas Schäfer, a Professor for Quantitative Research Methods at MSB Medical School Berlin. Here’s the abstract of the seminar: ABSTRACT: Effect sizes are the currency of the social and behavioral sciences….

The preregistration revolution

This week at the MRG seminar a colleague gave a talk about why, what, and how to do pre-registration in science. Before the session, he suggested us to read the following paper: PNAS March 13, 2018 115 (11) 2600-2606; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1708274114 The preregistration revolution Brian A. Nosek,  Charles R. Ebersole,  Alexander C. DeHaven, and  David…

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 |…

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…

Decoding the neural processing of speech

I’ve recently crossed paths with this video of the NCS2020 ″Decoding the neural processing of speech” talk by Tobias Reichenbach, PhD from the Imperial College London, held last February at the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona. You can read a wee-abstract of the video before watching it: ABSTRACT. Understanding speech in noisy backgrounds requires selective attention…

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…