Open source and crowdfunding bring brain research to your doorstep

OpenBCI developed an open source EEG platform

Brain–computer interfaces (BCI’s) are the future of interfacing with the machines around us. As crowdfunding and open source software are gaining in popularity, this wonderful world is now coming to enthusiasts around the world. OpenBCI, the EEG Arduino shield This Kickstarter project is a prime example of how the field of electronics is becoming more open. This … Read more

Stereotypes prevail: women and men are not equal!

First of all: I’m not saying women are less than men… or the other way around. Certainly not on International Womens Day. 😉 Yet as millions of people have noticed, men and women seem to be wired differently. Well guess what? A recent study has shown just that! Comparing men’s and women’s connectomes The researchers mapped … Read more

Is imaging increasing health or profit?

Brain imaging is a huge business. The benefits of this research field are vast, the costs are high and most important of all: everybody wants in. Wasteful behavior of X-rays This (dutch) article (May 2013) sums up the problem: we’re getting scanned too much. The main problem is the high number of CT scans. Because of … Read more