BIOPAC® Systems, Inc. Logo

New Citations | Logic Games and Meditation: the Key to Unlocking our Brains?

Studying Cognitive Activity with fNIR!Measuring Prefrontal Cortex Activity with fNIR
The age-old game of chess is known as a thinking man’s game, where foresight, critical thinking, and strategy are required to become a good chess player, and the terms “genius” or “brilliance” are bestowed upon the chess masters of the world. As such, chess is an excellent cognitive tool to use while studying an active prefrontal cortex (PFC), where most decision making—and the aforementioned intellectual traits—are known to happen. This study used fNIR Imaging Systems to monitor prefrontal cortex activity during chess games. Read the full study: Dynamics of the Prefrontal Cortex during Chess-Based Problem-Solving Tasks in Competition-Experienced Chess Players: An fNIR Study (Telmo Pereira, Maria António Castro, Santos Villafaina, António Carvalho Santos, Juan Pedro Fuentes-García)

Studying Real-time Brain Activity with EEG

EEG (electroencephalograph) measurements are a popular measure of brain function and cognition. With a new set of cognitive tests being released from the National Institutes of Health, this study aims to measure cognition in relation to EEG, with the new test dubbed National Institutes of Health Toolbox Cognitive Battery (NIH-TCB). A Wireless EEG system called the B-Alert X-10 took participant data during this series of exercises. Read the full study: Dynamic Changes in EEG Power Spectral Densities During NIH-Toolbox Flanker, Dimensional Change Card Sort Test and Episodic Memory Tests in Young Adults (Judith G. Foy, Michael R. Foy)

Lowering Brain Activity with Meditation?

Many use meditation as a tool to calm nerves, reduce stress, and bring clarity to one’s mind. What physiological processes are involved in this? This recent study measured EEG signals to determine stress levels before and after a series of guided meditations, to unlock the physiological secrets behind the mental process. A BIOPAC data acquisition unit and Biopac Student Lab software were used to record and collect EEG signals. Read the full study: Detection and Analysis of EEG Signals Before and After Meditation (Mallikarjun A. Hadli, Nikith K. Kottary, Pradyumna S. Acharya, Shwetha Baliga)

Spotlight On
free BIOPAC webinar

A Complete Solution for Eye Tracking Experiments in Virtual Reality

BIOPAC presents a complete and integrated solution that includes eye tracking analytics, the ability to link physiological data, and implementation of user interaction. A user-friendly interface combined with examples enables even novices to get started right away! Learn how eye tracking analytics tools can save considerable time and effort with data interpretation.

You Will Learn:
• How the system works
• How you can use eye tracking to add interactivity in VR
• How to perform a stimulus presentation paradigm in VR
• How to work with 360 videos and images
• Eye tracking data analysis—heatmaps, gaze replay, fixation times, gaze intersection, etc.

Watch On Demand

Register Now
Latest News

New Citations | Does Smiling Make You Happier? & More

BIOPAC provides software and hardware that allows research teams to study any physiological measure. Here are a few notable studies using BIOPAC equipment for ECG, EDA, and HRV Analysis. Intelligent Interaction Leading to Solutions The research being done in the HCI space is amazing, as scientists continue to make computers more adept at communicating with humans, allowing more […]

Electrocardiography Guide Now Available

BIOPAC’s comprehensive Introductory ECG Guide addresses fundamental to advanced concerns to optimize electrocardiography data recording and analysis. Topics include: ECG Complex; Electrical and Mechanical Sequence of a Heartbeat; Systole and Diastole; Configurations for Lead I, Lead II, Lead III, 6-lead ECG, 12-lead ECG, precordial leads; Ventricular Late Potentials (VLPs); ECG Measurement Tools; Automated Analysis Routines for extracting, […]

Read All
Request a Demonstration
Request a Demonstration