Cumulus Neuroscience raises $8.3M to develop EEG-based wireless ‘Fitbit for the brain’

Belfast-based Cumu­lus rais­es €6.9m for its ‘Fit­bit for the brain’ (The Irish Times): … For­mer­ly known as Brain­Wave­Bank, the com­pa­ny has devel­oped a wire­less elec­troen­cephalo­gram (EEG) head­set and pro­pri­etary soft­ware plat­form that use advanced ana­lyt­ics and machine learn­ing to mea­sure cog­ni­tive fit­ness. “This fund­ing will allow us to build on the ground-break­ing advances we have made…

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Neuralink: Thumbs up or down so far?

Elon Musk’s Neu­ralink is neu­ro­science the­ater (MIT Tech­nol­o­gy Review): Rock-climb with­out fear. Play a sym­pho­ny in your head. See radar with super­hu­man vision. Dis­cov­er the nature of con­scious­ness. Cure blind­ness, paral­y­sis, deaf­ness, and men­tal ill­ness. Those are just a few of the appli­ca­tions that Elon Musk and employ­ees at his four-year-old neu­ro­science com­pa­ny Neu­ralink believe…

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Robert Bilder: We are embarking on the next stage of human evolution

Robert Bilder

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?  I’m the Ten­nen­baum Fam­i­ly Pro­fes­sor of Cre­ativ­i­ty Research at UCLA’s Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science & Human Behav­ior. The Semel Insti­tute and UCLA over­all are amaz­ing places to be involved in high­ly col­lab­o­ra­tive trans-dis­­­ci­­pli­­nary research. Please tell us about your…

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