This project marked my first collaboration with NeuroTechX. We aimed to create an identification system based on the N400, a specific brain response elicited by words, or stimuli that carry meaning with them (i.e. acronyms). We flashed acronyms to participants while we recorded their electrical brain activity. Depending on what acronyms were known by the person, we were able to identify them.

GitHub Repository

You can find it here


Finished - Project was presented at the Biohacking Village of DEFCON in 2016


Sydney Swaine-Simon, NeuroTechX’s co-founder and operations director

Skills developed

  • Working with consumer EEG headsets (Muse, OpenBCI)
  • Acquiring EEG signals using Python
  • The Event-related potential approach to EEG