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...

February 17, 2019

You sit down, turn on the game console, pick up a wireless controller, and wait for the system to warm up. You’re ready to game. Well, maybe that’s how it will be for now, but in the near future gaming could potentially be vastly different. You will sit down, put on yo...

February 10, 2019

Did you know the neurons in your brain generate roughly 25 Watts of electricity, which is enough to power a light bulb? The brain is not only a fascinating physiological phenomena, but it can also be thought of as an amazing piece of electrical machinery. Although indi...

February 4, 2019

Black Mirror: a hit show that analyzes the not too distant future in which neurotechnology has large power, with equally large ethical implications. For example, one episode, “The Entire History of You,” shows the dangers of a hypothetical technology that would allow y...

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...

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