Music and The Mind at McMaster LIVELab – Interview with Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson works as a technician in the LIVELab at the McMaster Institute for Music and The Mind (MIMM) in Hamilton, Canada. He studied Mathematical Science at McMaster University and is interested in computers and programming. First, he started working at another EEG lab as a programmer, which led to more work with EEG, signal processing and programming experiments. When he started to specialize in evoked responses from the brain for different sounds, he started working at the LIVELab. The LIVELab consists of a big theater with 106 seats and a dance studio. It is dedicated to developing a center for the scientific study of music, sound and movement and their importance in human health. We had the chance to talk with Dave about his work. Read more

Brain Painting for Graduation – Interview with Lena Perseus

Lena Perseus is 18 years old and alumna of the Alpine Mittelschule in Davos in Switzerland. For her final exam, she wrote a thesis about Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) where she shows the usability of BCIs in daily uses and how easy it is to control, communicate or draw via thoughts. She writes about patients with Locked-In syndrome who use BCI to be creative and to communicate. Within her work she equipped herself with a BCI, a Brain Painting program and started an experiment. The result is an impressive and critical analysis of the technical functionality of BCI that shows possible application fields and the Brain Painting software. We talked with Lena about her final thesis. Read more

The Unlimited Possibilities of Wireless EEG

Wireless EEG and biosignal acquisition systems are becoming more important in Brain-Computer Interface research, especially when studies tend to take part in the field instead of in the lab. g.Nautilus is g.tec’s wireless EEG solution that is designed to be completely different from all other devices and sets a new standard of usability. Read more