"Can we use our brains to directly control machines? Miguel Nicolelis suggests yes, showing how a clever monkey in the US learned to control a robot arm in Japan purely with its thoughts. The research has big implications for quadraplegic people -- and in fact, it powered the exoskeleton that kicked off the 2014 World Cup."
"Qualia is a 42 ingredient 'smart drug' designed to provide users with immediate, noticeable uplift of their subjective experience within 20 minutes of taking it, as well as long-term benefits to their neurology and overall physiologic functioning."
I´ve no idea if this works. But if anyone who has used this would write a comment, I would be very interested!
Or directly go to their site neurohacker.com
It´s even been featured by Jason Silva ... so maybe I should give it a try ...?!?
"We get up on the dance floor and try to synchronize our bodies to the rhythm of the music. The toe taps, wrist flicks, and questionable twerking are transformed into a graceful physical performance. The brain is able to orchestrate these movements, signaling our joints when and how to move.
There are several neural mechanisms related to dance that can offer insight into the human brain and how it’s able to execute such coordinated behaviors."
New research suggests that the brain simplifies complex patterns, much in the same way that "lossless" music compression formats reduce audio files, by removing redundant data and identifying patterns....
Read whole article HERE
"An immersive augmented-reality installation, layered on top of the entire city of Asheville, invites Moogfest goers to wander the city and conduct a generative audio-visual world through movement and their neurological response to the environment. Inspired by the psychogeographical concept of “Dérive,” the installation runs on a mobile app connected to a brainwave sensor. As festival goers drift from one venue to the next, they will collectively compose new music with the electrical activity of their brains (EEG data). This music, and the corresponding visual world, will exist uniquely for each user. Every minute of Moogfest, the immersive world will evolve, both sonically and visually. The entire city becomes a virtual canvas to compose and explore through each footstep. iPhone app available through the app store.
April 23rd through April 27th at Moogfest 2014"
from the page:
We are creating a platform to scientifically measure and harness music to improve health.
Our platform maps music characteristics to real-time biometrics gathered from an exploding variety of sensors. We hope to understand and decode the personalized therapeutic effect of music.
To find out more go to http://thesyncproject.com/
There´s also a more in depth article at FASTCOMPANY which gives you detailed information about the project.