Welcome to the OpenEEG project About the project Many people are interested in what is called neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback training, a generic mental training method which makes the trainee consciously aware of the general activity in the brain. This method shows great potential for improving many mental capabilities and exploring consciousness. Other people want to do experiments with brain-computer interfaces or just want to have a look at their brain at work. Unfortunately, commercial EEG devices are generally too expensive to become a hobbyist tool or toy. Journal of Neural Engineering Dominique M Durand et al 2014 J. Neural Eng. 11 020201 Neural engineers have made significant, if not remarkable, progress in interfacing with the nervous system in the last ten years. In particular, neuromodulation of the brain has generated significant therapeutic benefits [1–5].
Sugar solution turns embryos and brains see-through, allows for high-res imaging A team of neuroscientists at the RIKEN institute in Japan have created a liquid, primarily fashioned out of fructose sugar, that turns flesh transparent. This aqueous solution, called SeeDB, has been successfully used by the researchers to make mouse embryos and brains transparent without damaging any of the fine structures within the samples. The researchers were then able to visualize the entire neuronal circuitry of a mouse brain on a whole-brain scale, without having to first cut it into slices — an important first for neuroscience.
Emotiv EPOC EEG Headset Hacked Bryan Bishop September 13, 2010 An Interview with Cody Brocious EEG With an Arduino - chipstein - Nightly Getting all the way down to the 1 Hz frequency range of EEG requires communication through a digital port; in the current era this would be a USB connector. A cheap and convenient device for recording and transmitting data through USB cables is the Arduino, which costs about $30 (less if you assemble your own). The Arduino performs reasonably fast analog--to-digital conversion and doubles as a platform for additional circuity. It's programmed as a serial port but automatically translates to USB. The software, including the Processing language, is open source, and large amounts of information are available on the internet for different platforms and applications. The techniques described here should work for Macs, PCs, and Linux.
Mind Reading (Neural Decoding) Goes Mainstream Surfdaddy Orca November 9, 2009 In the new movie, The Men Who Stare at Goats, reporter Bob Wilton confronts Special Forces operator Lyn Cassady, “I’ve heard that you’re a psychic spy.” Lyn later comments, “We’re Jedi. We don’t fight with our guns, we fight with our minds.” Riding the open hardware wave with ladyada If you haven’t already, check out ladyada’s website. Sheâ€™s something of a veteran of open sourcing hardware, having developed several (mainly electronic) projects while at MIT and, indeed, since. My favourite is the Spoke POV, a persistence of vision toy for your bicycle wheel. I have made up a couple and found her various source documents incredibly well written and helpful (she provides detailed assembly instructions, links to places to source components, schematics of the circuitry, circuit board layouts, source code for software elements. And of course you can download the latest version of the firmware and software and she’ll sell you a hardware kit at her commercial arm, Adafruit Industries (having limited interest in building electronic hardware, but an inexplicable urge to solder, this is what I did).
EmoRate Future Applications EmoProfiles The list of potential applications for Affective Computing aka Computing With Emotions is incredible. EMOTIV INSIGHT: Optimize your brain fitness & performance by Tan Le Our mission to empower individuals to understand their own brain and accelerate brain research globally was set into motion with the launch of this Kickstarter campaign for Emotiv Insight. Over the course of this campaign, you joined our community and pledged to change how people think about their brain and how we could use brainwear to improve how we live, work, and play. Thanks to you, we are making the Emotiv Insight a reality!