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Tuning My Brain With Music For Reading, Programming, and Archery by Rocio Chongtay

February 2, 2016

In this fascinating talk Rocio Chongtay shares her novel and thoughtfully designed experiments in using music to adjust her concentration and relaxation depending on what she’s doing. Using a consumer EEG device from Neurosky, Rocio tried different types of music while tracking the relaxation and concentration dimensions identified by the Neurosky algorithm. She had experience…

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The false god of coffee

October 19, 2009

This year I decided to stop drinking coffee, my only source of caffeine.  Anyone who knows me will recognize this as a radical step. I’ve been drinking coffee since age 10, and I’d developed quite an obsession for the perfect cup. In the past, I’ve experimented with quitting a few times by simply going cold…