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Brain burnout

January 24, 2020 - knowlEDGE

Olav Krigolson has developed a unique mobile electroencephalography (EEG) system to investigate what’s happening in our brains when we’re tired, stressed, oxygen-deprived, struggling with dementia, concussed—or on Mars.

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State of mindfulness

December 12, 2019 - The Torch

For three years, Faculty of Humanities Dean Chris Goto-Jones has been teaching a free, online course through Leiden University called Demystifying Mindfulness. More than 112,000 people have so far enrolled in the massive open online course (MOOC). Here, Goto-Jones explains the origins, contemporary interest and the continuing evolution of mindfulness in the health sector.

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Head space

November 15, 2018 - The Torch

UVic researcher Olav Krigolson is helping NASA study the mental stress of a long space mission to Mars. He'll use portable electroencephalography (EEG) systems in the form of MUSE headbands and PEER research software to monitor the brain activity of crew members.

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