As Madeline Lancaster lifts a clear plastic dish into the light, roughly a dozen clumps of tissue the size of small baroque pearls bob in a peachcolored liquid. These are cerebral organoids, which possess certain features of a human brain in the first trimester of development—including lobes of cortex (Russ Juskalian, MIT Technology Review). Continue reading Meet the Organoids: Growing Human Brains in a Petri Dish
The next generation of BCI-controlled prosthetics may come with a sense of touch – how researchers attempt to restore hand somatosensation in patients with brain-controlled robotic arms, and why it matters. Continue reading More than moving: Somatosensation in brain-controlled prosthetics
How can we use brain activity to control prosthetic limbs and provide autonomy to injured patients? Continue reading BCI-Based Neuroprosthetics: Merging Neuroscience with Technology
What’s happening on today’s brain scene may have far reaching implications for the clinicians of tomorrow. See here! Continue reading Build for me a brain.
Is our autonomy becoming blurred by automation? Continue reading A New Wave of Capitalism
Although presence is an everyday phenomenon of being in the here and now, alive in a real world, the same concept is applied to the feeling of being inside VR. Here we will concentrate only on the experience of presence inside VR. Continue reading Presence in Virtual Reality: Why does it feel so real?
Would you like to experience owning the body of another person? Perhaps the body of a person of another sex, age, size? Then this is the opportunity for you: body swapping in virtual reality! Continue reading Body Transfer in Virtual Reality. How modifying the body in virtual reality can help in clinical treatment
Rudimentary mind-reading is possible! How neuroscientists can decode what you are seeing. Continue reading Is mind-reading science (fiction)?
Cellphones as an electromagnetic field generator
Only distractors or interfering with your thoughts?
Continue reading Cellphones as an electromagnetic field generator
If I were to tell you that you could learn to control your brain’s activity you might be at least somewhat sceptical. However, learning to regulate neural activity is not unlike learning to control other physiological processes. Take your heartbeat for example. If you lay your hand flat on your chest you can easily monitor your current heartbeat. If I were to ask you now … Continue reading Face your fear with neurofeedback