How does a baby’s brain work?

“Will you stay in our lovers’ story If you stay you won’t be sorry ‘Cause we believe in you” Kooks from Hunky Dory – David Bowie – 1971 David Bowie wrote Kooks when he received news of the arrival of his son Duncan Jones (aka Zowie Bowie). I am going to be a father too! […]

The best tech conference ever: Near future summit!

After years as an entrepreneur and after attending numerous conferences I have to admit that the conference that visionary Zem Joaquim and her team (thanks also to  James Joaquin & Obvious for the support) were able to put together at La Jolla last March was without hesitation the best one in my experience.  250 of […]

Skiing for Research.

As soon as the weather in the mountains dips below 0 degrees I look forward to one of my favourite time of the year…winter. In Barcelona it’s not easy to find a snow, however only 200km from the city, in the Pyrenees Mountains you can easily find white powder. With winter come the snow – […]

From Barcelona to the world: Neuroelectrics in Boston

It has already been two years since we landed in the US to open our new offices in Cambridge (Massachusetts). We chose the Boston-Cambridge environment because of its vivid ecosystem of talent, industry and top institutions working in neuroscience research. There are many research groups working in the field of noninvasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging […]

The future of our species at the CCCB and Brain Polyphony

New technologies constantly appear on our life. Who could have imagined that the competence of a classical music ‘tape’ and its accompanying radiocassette would have been integrated in our telephones? Or that human communication through long distances would depend on satellite swarms floating around earth? Communications, transport and health are clear examples of what aspects […]

8 reasons why affective computing should be multimodal and include EEG

Recently my colleagues Javier Acedo and Marta Castellano posted about ExperienceLab, Neurokai’s platform for characterizing the emotional response of users, and its very last presentation in an art exhibition discussing technology-driven evolution of humans. As you might already know ExperienceLab gathers data of a user when perceiving an external stimulus and associates an arousal and […]

Can Pollutants affect our Physiological Rhythms?

In all cities, the air we breathe contains emissions from motor vehicles, industry, heating and commercial sources which have sometimes travelled long distances from sources located far afield. Ambient air pollution is the major environmental contributor to the global burden of the disease, contributing to an estimated 4.7 million deaths per year worldwide. Air pollutants […]

From the lab to the Market: The experience lab

The path from lab research to the market is a tough one. Nearly all funding research calls ask you to report on your exploitation plans, so you need to figure out how the outcomes of your research could go to the market. The truth is that it is not always possible to materialize your findings on an actual product or service.   Here […]

Solving BCI bottlenecks for medical applications

Medical BCI-based applications are still limited. Neuroelectrics is addressing most critical issues so that they can be effectively adopted in clinical settings or in users’ homes. Carabalona et al. (2009) discussed several points that need to be considered when designing, selecting and using a BCI system for neurorehabilitation purposes. In particular, they emphasized the importance […]