New Research Uncovers What Makes Your Emotions Feel Good or Bad

The past decade has been an exceptional period for neuroscience, crucial discoveries have been made, old theories have been debunked, and new ones proposed.

In my previous article, I spoke about how dopamine works in the brain and why the reward system is actually a prediction error system. …


Recent Scientific Findings Crucial To Understand The Most Misunderstood Neurotransmitter

Dopamine is the most popular molecule of our time. No matter what your background is, if you have been alive during the 21st century, you have certainly heard a lot of praise on dopamine. People these days want to boost their dopamine because they have been told it is the…


New Scientific Findings Predict BCIs to Replace Antidepressants

For many years scientists have been looking for new drugs to effectively treat severe depression, and even if some patients have seen their lives improve thanks to medication, the truth is a real cure for depression has remained elusive.

Sometimes antidepressants stop working after prologued use and for many people…


These Companies Could Win the Race for Brain-Computer Interfaces before Elon Mask’s Neuralink Does

I am sure that Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup, Neuralink is the first company that comes to your mind if you think of brain-computer interfaces. …


Connectomics and the future of Neuroscience

The race to map the human brain that we are witnessing has resulted in an explosion of techniques to measure neural activity.

In my previous article, I talked about fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and complained about its main pitfall: it cannot record the activity of neurons — instead, the…


Ranking US Cities by Jobs Available per Candidate

Regardless of how much experience you have in the fields of AI or Machine Learning, I am sure you are well aware that Silicon Valley is the biggest hub for tech companies in the world.

The Bay Area is hands down the place with the greatest concentration of startups, venture…


The Philosophy of Good Friendship

As a result of isolation imposed during the current pandemic, many of us have come to realize the importance of having high-quality friends. It is during these times of hardship, that it becomes even clearer how societies giving strong importance to family and social circles are more resilient.

In fact…


Analyzing How AI Performs Compared To The Human Brain

As computers get “smarter” every year, I think it is interesting to look at the state of the art and summarize how we humans perform against AI, task by task. First of all, we are going to look at the main components of a computer’s hardware and compare them to…


What Geniuses Can Teach Us About Intelligence

We are living in the age of cult to intelligence. Never before was being intelligent more valued than in today’s society. Kids don’t wanna be soccer players or actors anymore, they want to build the next Google or Facebook, they want to matter, to be creative, to change the world.


Non-Invasive BCIs are going Mainstream

The time has come, Brain-Computer Interfaces are not science fiction anymore but a tangible reality that we can buy, In fact, the market for this technology is expected to reach USD 288.4 million by 2025, from USD 184.2 million in 2019.

While Elon Musk’s Neuralink might start human trials this…

Diego Salinas

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