Video phone could help curb distracted driving

October 8, 2014

Safer driving possible when cellphone callers can see what the driver sees, study shows. By Kristy Condon on October 8, 2014 In a driving simulator, study participants were better at avoiding collisions while using a cellphone if the phone gave the caller a video view similar to what a passenger would see. A new study […]

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CONTROLLING BRAIN WAVES TO IMPROVE VISION

May 2, 2014

http://beckman.illinois.edu/news/2014/04/brain-waves-improve-vision Have you ever accidentally missed a red light or a stop sign? Or have you  heard someone mention a visible event that you passed by but totally missed seeing? “When we have different things competing for our attention, we can only be aware of so much of what we see,” said Kyle Mathewson, Beckman […]

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Wirelessly powered and transmitting epidermal EEG patches

April 3, 2014

What an exciting project to be involved on, thanks to everyone who was part of this giant collaborative project. Here is a link to the paper in my reprint archive for anyone interested: Xu, S.*, Zhang, Y. *, Jia, L. *, Mathewson, K.E. *, Jang, K.I., Kim, J.H., Fu, H., Huang, X., Chava, P., Wang, […]

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Pair of new papers accepted

March 4, 2014

Had some great news today as two papers got accepted. First our study of Alpha Oscillations measured using Near-infrared light was published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience: Mathewson, K.E., Beck, D.M., Ro, T., Maclin, E.L., Low, K.A., Fabiani, M., & Gratton, G. (in press). Dynamics of alpha control: Preparatory suppression of posterior alpha oscillations […]

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BRAIN WAVES REVEAL VIDEO GAME APTITUDE

October 15, 2013

http://youtu.be/6NKH0rau3k4 What if the company that just hired you could tell how quickly you’ll learn on the new job with a test of your brain waves? Kyle Mathewson, Beckman postdoctoral fellow, conducted a study with Beckman faculty members Monica Fabiani and Gabriele Gratton that measured the brain waves of participants playing a video game over […]

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CNL VirtualBox Setup

June 20, 2013

Ok so I have no, with Antoine’s excellent help, setup the virtual linux machine on Arch4. Once you are setup, a shared folder will exist between /bi-cnl-arch4/data/freesurfer and /home/cnl/freesurfer This is the freesurfer director in ubuntu, DONT CLUTTER IT UP WITH OTHER STUFF!!!!! You should be able to log into Arch4 remotely or in person […]

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Retinotopy in Freesurfer–CNL Protocol

June 5, 2013

CNL ROP – Retinotopy Workstation Setup – Windows 7 – 64 –bit Summary Installing Xubuntu on Virtual Box Analyzing the Structural Data with recon-all Analyzing the Functional Data with FSFAST Visualize Results with tksurfer A special thanks to Dr. Paige Scalf and her student Laura Cacciamani for compiling and creating many of the sections of […]

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From Mathewson To Mayflower

June 1, 2013

Just a slight divergence from brain science for a second so I can put down in writing one of my genealogical histories. Priscilla Mullins was on the mayflower with her Mom Alice Atwood and dad William Mullins (who died the year the boat landed in the great sickness) She married John Alden, who also arrived […]

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From Mathewson to Mayflower

June 1, 2013

Just a slight divergence from brain science for a second so I can put down in writing one of my genealogical histories. Priscilla Mullins was on the mayflower with her Mom Alice Atwood and dad William Mullins (who died the year the boat landed in the great sickness) She married John Alden, who also arrived […]

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Retinotopy–Your brain’s map of the world

May 31, 2013

Different parts of your visual brain areas process different parts of the visual world. The mapping between the brain and what we see around us is well understood and easy to map in anyone’s brain. In order to make this map, we present a revolving or expanding stimulus on a computer monitor while subject’s brains […]

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