January 27, 2019

We've discussed going from paralysis to mobility, but what about going from loss of vocal speech to the production of automated speech by simply using your thoughts? With the use of BCI, artificial intelligence, and neural networks, this far-fetched science fiction ide...

January 27, 2019

Complications with using Python on MacOS to Receive and Process EEG data

As a somewhat new student to the neurotech field and specifically EEG data manipulation, my first task seemed simple - connect the OpenBCI hardware with my Mac via Bluetooth, and then attempt to ma...

January 21, 2019

When you think of the past, what do you think of? Black and white movies? Big, chunky computers? Typewriters? Well, little did you know, neurotechnology, although it seems very advanced today, stemmed from the early half of the 1900's. But specifically, when and where...

January 19, 2019

Understanding EEGs 

Can you say “electroencephalogram” five times, fast, without tripping up? I sure can’t, but fortunately I don’t need to pronounce it to explain how it works in this blog post!

Here’s your one sentence summary for what an electroencephalogram, or EEG,...

January 15, 2019

Let’s face it: UCLA is a huge research institute, so it may be difficult sometimes to find exactly the research that interests you the most. If you are looking to get involved in research involving neurotechnology, then you are in the right place! UCLA’s very own profe...

January 12, 2019

UCLA Students Try Brain Hacking, Part 1 

Our beautiful OpenBCI equipment finally arrived in the mail, so over the past couple weeks, we had the chance to put together our first brain computer interface! Fortunately, with the help of several online guides and video tutor...

January 6, 2019

Happy New Year! 2019 is here, and to celebrate I’m going to share a couple neurotechnology companies that might just be able to help you with those New Year’s Resolutions. I will also provide a link to the company website at the end of each description so you can check...

January 4, 2019

Imagine being told that you will never be able to walk again. Injury to the spinal cord has immobilized many people all around the world. But what if there was a way to reverse paralysis? One recent development made by Dr. Gregoire Courtine’s lab in Switzerland called...

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