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October 26, 2019

     Sometimes in research, a good way to study how a system normally functions is to study models in which something is wrong with the system. This is why in order to study consciousness, patients with disorders of consciousness are often studied in comparison to heal...

October 6, 2019

Last blog post, we dove a bit into the complexity of consciousness and an introduction to various topics of consciousness research. This week we will delve a bit more into the technical side of consciousness research. How can one measure and assess consciousness, speci...

September 29, 2019

     Have you ever thought about your state of being? Who are you? Why do you think, have opinions, or even have emotions? How does your brain, a hunk of tissue, produce complex thoughts, and what is that inner voice in your head?

     I never really paid much...

June 2, 2019

     Hey all, it’s been awhile since my last blog post but I’m back! For this week’s blog post, I want to focus on some interesting research I came across. While this research was actually initially released last year in Science, and while it may not be traditional BCI...

May 3, 2019

Hey everybody! So at this week’s meeting we talked about BrainCo, a company that is using EEG to monitor and assess student engagement and attention in classrooms. Although the technology and research behind how BrainCo’s FocusEdu+ headband works is relatively scare, w...

April 19, 2019

As we roll into midterm seasons, some of our minds may already be drifting towards summer vacation (I know mine is). It’s easy to get distracted when summer is so close, but we have to finish the year strong! So, I want to dedicate this blog post to neuroscience-based...

April 17, 2019

At this week's meeting, we discussed a somewhat controversial neuroscience company and speculated whether the company's products and its claims were legitimate, or purely hype. In this blog post, I will incorporate some outside research in order to dive a bit deeper in...

March 10, 2019

     With finals week quickly approaching, I know that you all must be super stressed out right now. Don’t worry, I’m stressed too as I sit here writing this blog with my chemistry notes scattered around me, hoping the information will just magically transport into my...

March 3, 2019

     I have briefly mentioned the show Black Mirror a couple of times throughout my blog posts, but I feel like I’ve never truly expressed just how much I love it. To emphasize, I LOVE Black Mirror (even though their movie “Bandersnatch” disappointed me a lit...

February 24, 2019

Iron Man. The Terminator. Avatar. These are all movies that offer glimpses into sci-fi imaginations of the collision between technology and military combat. But is it really science fiction? The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched several...