Dendritic Tech

Neuroscience, Technology, and everything in between

UC Stats Admissions for FBHS

Fort Bragg Admissions to UC Stats By: John Naulty Jr Date: August 10, 2018 Data from UC Admissions Infocenter Purpose I wanted to look at any longitudinal trend in admission rates for Fort Bragg High School students to University of California universities. I’ve manually downloaded a csv file from the UC Admissions Infocenter, linked above. I was curious about hearing stories of the top students in the class of 2018 at FBHS not get accepted to many UC’s.

NeurotechX Presentation for Inria@Silicon Valley

NeurotechX Presentation for Inria@Silicon Valley Presentation Information PDF Link: NeurotechX Presentation Slides Presenters: Marion LeBorgne, John Naulty Info: Presentation of the NeuroTechX Community to the Inria organization. Background Information Inria@SiliconValley invited us to a workshop they hosted on: Computational methods for the better understanding of human cognition and health. This workshop had a number of people from the research and industry space giving presentations and discussions around advanced topics centered around health in neuroscience and human behavior.

TechCrunch Hackathon 2016

I am a big fan of hackathons. I think they help promote the aspects of software development I most enjoy–creativity and problem solving in a collaborative atmosphere. My first hackathon taught me the basics of git, Flask, and applying concepts I learned in some of my psychology classes to create something someone could interact with. The TechCrunch hackathon in 2016 was something I had been looking forward to because I had two ideas I have been thinking about for a while, but had not really investigated or spent time developing on.

NeuroTechX BCI Workshop

NeuroTechX BCI Workshop In this workshop, organized by NeuroTechX and Hotel Zetta, we start with the neuroscience fundamentals and move up. By the end, participants were not only able to play with their very own brain-computer interface application, but also were able to understand the components and science involved. Through this process participants were able to get a sense of the technology used, its potential, and its limits. Pierre Karashchuk and I broke the workshop was broken into the following segments:

Predicting Memory Encoding Using Openbci

During one of our garage hacknights, my friends Pierre, Zhannar, and I decided to attempt to replicate this study This study was introduced to me and Pierre at the BCI Meeting conference. The BCI Society hosts this conference every three years in Asilomar, California. It was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon in San Francisco. Pierre was quick to make a write up, so I will simply copy the link to that right up Here.

OpenBCI Interview with Conor Rusommano

Interview Conor Rusomanno is the co-founder of OpenBCI, a teacher, designer, innovator, and visionary. He has a passion for opensource projects and understands their value and positive impact the opensource philosophy has on society. He is a man with many hats, and wears them all with gusto. I was very happy to have an hour of Conor’s time to talk about OpenBCI, EEG technology, Brain-Computer Interface technology and NeuroTechX. OpenBCI Chip Audette Blog NeuroTechX Phill Kennedy NeuroGaming

Fort Bragg Free Public Wifi Project

Fort Bragg Wifi Project Background Fort Bragg is the city in which I was born and raised. Fort Bragg is a small town. It has a single high school, and a small business district consisting of a few square blocks. I was living in Fort Bragg after graduating from university and was trying to retool myself for a career as a software engineer. I had a home lab with a few hypervisors (read: old desktops) and a few free monitors.

Cogtech OpenBCI Presentation

OpenBCI Presentation by the CognTech Group at Berkeley Presentation Information PDF Link: OpenBCI Dev Team Presentation Deck Presenters: Pierre Karashchuk, John Naulty, Derek Razo Info: Explanation and exploration of brain-computer interface systems and their applications using a prototype OpenBCI Device. Background Information In the Fall of 2014, the CogTech group hosted an event showcasing projects some of the members had been working on since the groups formation. The Cognitive Technology group was an informal group of students, artists, and local members of the community interested in commercial grade biosensor devices.

Generation Effect

Generation Effect tl;dr UC Berkeley Hackjam 2014 project that take advantage of a cognitive phenomonenom called the “Generation Effect,” which is a mental ‘trick’ that helps increase memory retention. Background It was the Spring of 2014 I attended my first hackathon. Four years later and I have a lot to reflect on! This was my first real collaborative experience. It was my first exposure to git/github as well as the first Flask app I worked on.