Who we are...
We're a team of curious and motivated UCLA students passionate about learning more about our brains and neurotechnology. Follow us on our journey in hacking the brain as we build and develop programs for our own Brain Computer Interface (BCI) system.
Since we focus on a coordinated BCI project, our club is split into four subdivisions, each collaborating with each other throughout the year to plan and execute a BCI project of their choosing:
The research team is responsible for the hard neuroscience and logistics of the project. They plan the research project for the year, and thus determine what EEG data will serve as the input for the BCI. They are also in charge of this data, determining how best to collect the data and coordinating the subsequent EEG electrode placement. Since they become very familiar with the context and scientific details of our research project, they also share their neuroscience knowledge with the rest of the team.
Signal Processing Team:
Our signal processing team are the wizards who transform our raw EEG data into useful data that is ready for the software team to utilize. They work in close collaborating with the research team to improve the clarity of the input data, cleaning and filtering it so that it is ready for processing. Team members in this subdivision will learn to filter and organize big data in order to extract a meaningful EEG signal.
Our software team is where things start to get more technical. They use the clean data from the signal processing team, utilizing their coding and programming skills to transform it into an external output for the BCI. Without our software team, our processed EEG signal could not be used to incite an external action, such as turning a light on as our last BCI team accomplished.
The hardware team also handles the more technical, nitty-gritty side of the BCI. They build the physical, external device that will serve as the BCI output. This may involve developing external cirtcuit boards, as they handle the finishing touches of the BCI. They ensure that there is a device to receive the EEG signal and perform the desired action in lines with the research project we choose.