November 23, 2020

Spark Neuro raises $13.5M to measure your emotional response to ads and movies

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By Anthony Ha From TechCrunch I’m not immune to compliments, and Spencer Gerrol, founder and CEO of Spark Neuro, offered a real winner as he demonstrated his technology. “I love your brain,” he told me. This was after the startup’s vice president of research Ryan McGarry had strapped sensors to my fingers and head, then […]

Completely paralysed people use thoughts to say they are happy

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By Jessica Hamzelou From New Scientist Paralysed people have communicated with their families by thought alone, thanks to a technique that learns to recognise brain activity associated with “yes” or “no”. The method is non-invasive and has enabled completely “locked-in” people to describe their lives as “wonderful”. The four people involved in the study all […]

Gadget of the week

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Melomind’s brain-soothing helmet gets redesigned for 2016 By Daniel Cooper From engadget Is it more effective than sitting quietly in a dark room for 20 minutes? Who can say? Technology can be stressful, and the only way to stop a bad gadget from acting on your brain is with … a good gadget. That’s the […]

Gadget of the week-wearables

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The weird world of offbeat wearables By Jon Turi From engadget While most of us have yet to morph into a gadget-laden “gargoyle” (like the one in Snow Crash) the wearable market has still lavished an endless assortment of devices to scatter about our person. The majority of offerings fall into the fitness tracker and […]