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Our own Nichol Bradford, TransTech Executive Director is speaking at the World Happiness Fest in San Miguel de Allende March 16-18

Happiness as a new paradigm for human development When we realize that happiness is the ultimate goal of human development, as pure magic, what we do in life starts making sense. At Happiness Fest our higher purpose is to realize a world with more happiness and less misery, because when we are happy it is [...]

By |February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brain-to-brain entrainment: EEG interbrain synchronization while speaking and listening

Abstract Electroencephalographic hyperscanning was used to investigate interbrain synchronization patterns in dyads of participants interacting through speech. Results show that brain oscillations are synchronized between listener and speaker during oral narratives. This interpersonal synchronization is mediated in part by a lower-level sensory mechanism of speech-to-brain synchronization, but also by the interactive process that takes place [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FDA Clears Vagus Nerve Stimulator for Migraine Pain

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the hand-held, noninvasive vagus nerve stimulator (nVS) gammaCore (electroCore LLC) for the treatment of migraine pain in adults, the manufacturer announced earlier today. The new 510(k) clearance will expand the device's label from just treating episodic cluster headache pain, an indication that the FDA approved in [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Google DeepMind Is Putting AI on the Psychologist’s Couch

Artificial intelligence can now carry out many of the same cognitive tasks humans can, but we still don’t really understand how AIs think. Google DeepMind plans to train long-standing tests of human cognitive skills on machine minds to learn how they work. A long-standing problem in AI research has been the fact that deep neural [...]

By |February 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Open-sourcing Psychlab

Consider the simple task of going shopping for your groceries. If you fail to pick-up an item that is on your list, what does it tell us about the functioning of your brain? It might indicate that you have difficulty shifting your attention from object to object while searching for the item on your list. [...]

By |February 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the most important choice you can make

According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the surest way to maximize happiness has nothing to do with experiences, material goods, or personal philosophy. It's all about who you decide to spend time with. But "it's not just advice to choose your friends carefully," [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virtual Reality for Non-Ordinary Consciousness

Virtual reality (VR) technology is currently seeing a surge of interest in industry, academia, and the public. Myriad developments are already underway, aiming to bring the technology directly to users in ways that offer access to rich virtual multisensory experiences. The immersivity that VR offers is enabled by the brain’s constraints on processing bodily self-consciousness [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New study explains how your brain helps you learn new skills

Even if you haven't ridden your bike in years, you probably remember how to do so without giving it much thought. If you're a skilled piano player, odds are you can easily sit down and play a song you've rehearsed before. And, when you drive to work, you're likely not actively thinking about your movements. [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Computers Can Now Tell What Songs You’ve Listened to Just by Using Brain Scans

It's not quite mind reading, but it's close: scientists have been able to identify songs people are listening to just by using fMRI scans of their brains, which measure blood flow and brain activity. The research promises to help us understand both how the mind reacts to music and how future brain interfaces could be developed to help [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Technology Is Leading Us Into the Imagination Age

In many ways, the future is unpredictable. A report by the World Economic Forum reveals that almost 65 percent of the jobs elementary school students will be doing in the future do not even exist yet. Combined with technological automation and the disappearance of traditional jobs, this leaves us with a critical question: how can we survive [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments