Our Cyborg Future: Brain-computer interfaces and their unique privacy challenges

by Vicki Xufigures by Corena Loeb Suppose someone wants to move their arm. How might they accomplish this task?  Every action starts with a thought — for instance, “move my arm” — that is essentially an electrical signal in the brain. The brain will send this message to the muscles in the arm, and the muscles in the arm will move. Now imagine that the … Continue reading Our Cyborg Future: Brain-computer interfaces and their unique privacy challenges

Brain training: The future of psychiatric treatment?

by Tedi Asher figures by Brad Wierbowski What if, instead of taking a pill or talking with your therapist, you could train your brain to be healthier through a video game?  Brain training is becoming increasingly feasible using a technique called neurofeedback, which allows individuals to change the way their brains function by responding to personalized feedback about how their own brains work naturally. This … Continue reading Brain training: The future of psychiatric treatment?