«If you’ve ever had a brain scan, or even just seen one on TV, you probably know that it’s kind of a big deal. Measuring brain activity usually involves functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) — that’s when the patient goes into the big humming tube — or electroencephalography (EEG), in which electrodes are attached to the scalp. It could also mean electrocorticography (ECoG), a surgical procedure in which an electrode is placed under the scalp. But what if there was a much simpler way to measure brain activity? One that doesn’t require a clinical setting, much less an invasive surgery? There just might be. Researchers at Japan’s Osaka University have developed an EEG wearable that can measure brain activity in everyday settings.»

Article written by William McCleary



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