Category Archives: EEG

New Ways to Nudge the Brain


New neurostimulation technology works safely and non-invasively to modify brain activity. The findings may provide some foundational knowledge for the development of future technologies that could expedite cognitive processes. Source: Neuroscience News

“Tatoo electrodes” can now be used to measure brain activity


The new tattoo electrodes are the very first dry electrode type that is suitable for long-term EEG measurements and at the same time compatible with magneto-encephalography (MEG). MEG is a well-established method for monitoring brain activity, for which so far only so-called “wet electrodes” can be used. Such electrodes work on the basis of electrolyte, gel or an electrode paste, and thus dry out quickly and are unsuitable for long-term measurements. Source: Technology Networks

Social Synchronization in the EEG


Humans operate within a social context.  The study of social synchronization or ‘hyperscanning’ using EEG  is beginning to reveal insight into human interactions. (Source: Jennifer J Newson, SapienLabs)

The Fantastical Claims of Consumer Brain Wearables


Consumer brain recording technologies make all sorts of claims that are simply not substantiated in the literature at the level of individual predictions. (Source: Tara Thiagarajan, SapienLabs)  

Brain marker for angry dreams


People with greater frontal alpha asymmetry are less able to regulate strong, emotional, affective states, such as anger, in their dreams. Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults published in Journal of Neuroscience. Source: Sikka, P et. al., 2019, Journal of Neuroscience