Article here on “BCI and Beyond“
A think piece about the possible role of technology in stages of human psychological development.
The Neurosphere Institute is now exploring some concrete steps to build out the personal infrastructure – jacking in if you will. Here’s a summary from the first baby step, which established an ongoing project and team. Join us or learn more by sending a message.
Thirty people gathered for the first Rocky Mountain BrainHack on Saturday, November 10. The event was marked by:
- Educational presentations on neuroscience, machine learning applied to neuroscience, and the new generation of brain-computer interface technologies.
- Hands-on time with the new generation of brain-computer interface devices.
- Extensive roundtable discussion of mental flow-states, including how to define them and identify associated brainwave patterns.
- Data gathering to fuel further research on the flow-state project
- Business and product roundtable focused on the assistive technology landscape.
- Successful testing of an initial proof-of-concept of using device output for mental commands to move a third-party device. This path has great potential to provide assistive technology solutions to the disabled community. See the video here!
A new generation of brain scanner, that can be worn like a helmet allowing patients to move naturally whilst being scanned, has been developed. It is part of a five-year Wellcome funded project which has the potential to revolutionize the world of human brain imaging
Work from MIT Fluid Media Labs.
Emotion regulation (ER) refers to the “implementation of a conscious or non-conscious goal to start, stop or otherwise modulate the trajectory of an emotion” (Etkin et al., 2015). Whereas multiple brain areas have been found to be involved in ER, relatively little is known about whether and how ER is associated with the global functioning of brain networks.
The company’s flagship device, the Halo Sport, is designed to deliver neurostimulation to the motor cortex in a 20 minute neuropriming session which Halo Neuroscience claims induces a temporary state of hyperplasticity that allows neural pathways from the motor cortex to the muscles to be optimized and strengthened.”