Electroencephalography (EEG) is a non-invasive method that allows us to collect and record the electrical activity of our brain.
Collecting an electroencephalogram is done by placing electrodes on the surface of the scalp to measure the electric potentials caused by the neurons, more specifically the postsynaptic potentials, but it is only when clusters of neurons fire together do they provide enough signal to be detected from the scalp using an EEG.
But what is actually being recorded is the difference in voltage (in the brain) between the placements of a minimum of two electrodes. These differences in voltages should be…
An explanation of what an EEG Brain-Computer Interface is and how they work, and the neuroscience behind it
Imagine a reality where you could use your brain to control things around you, almost like Yoda. Although this all seems like something out of a sci-fi movie or like a fantasy book, this is actually (kinda) possible and is currently being done right now by thousands of people around the world, and no, this is not limited to people with ‘gifted superpowers’, and yes, you can do it too!
This is done by what we call a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), a…
NEVER FORGET: People crave the feeling of importance. This idea repeats itself over and over again throughout the book (and throughout this article). Embed this in your mind.
This book covers:
But before we can get into that, we need to have a look at some of the underlying fundamentals.
15% of the global population experience some form of disability. So statistically speaking, we all know someone or at least have seen someone challenged with some form of physical disability, whether it’s a form of mobility impairment, visual impairment, or even a loss of hearing.
But, why is it that these disabilities exist? Why may someone not be able to see, not have an arm, or not get out of bed? Well, it can be because of two things:
We take many of our daily privileges for granted.
Food on our tables, a roof over our heads, water to drink, family to spend time with, and so on.
But what if your own body failed you?
What if those two legs of yours refused to hold you up? To take you from place A to B? What if they were your barriers as opposed to anything external? They refused to let you go to the bathroom, take a shower, go for a walk without…
As you can see below, we are very, and I mean very, dependent on the internet, especially now with all that’s happening remotely, such as attending conferences from the other side of the world, or even class from the comfort of your bed (great for some, not so much for the others). But with about 59% of the global population on the internet, and over an additional 1.5 billion people projected to be using the internet by 2030, there is one thing for sure: there is going to be a lot more data.
Have you ever wondered how this world is going to end? Global warming? A massive earthquake? A huge meteor from out of space comes down and wipes us all out? What about a zombie apocalypse? But what if I told you could literally end this world, with the help of a mysterious particle? (cool right? or not-so-cool? You decide). Nevertheless, I think we can both agree that this sounds like some pretty crazy stuff! Now before I give you a tutorial on how to end the world, let’s try to understand how this is even possible in the first place.
You may have heard about gene therapy, but you’re still a little confused about the topic, or you have absolutely no clue what on earth gene therapy is and you’re just here to learn more, but worry not! Whichever it may be, by the end of this article, I’m sure you’ll have a good understanding of the fundamentals of gene therapy.
Essentially, gene therapy is when a piece of DNA is inserted into a living organism to treat a genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis and cancer. …
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