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The Brain Side of IT means a different approach to communication mediated by technology, starting by humans' brain point of view.
B(e)side
is a Research Group focused on interpersonal, machine-machine and brain-machine communication mediated by technology.


On one side the Computer Science enlarged the potentiality in biological systems analysis influencing the interaction mechanisms among biological macrosystems (humans), on the other side it has been influenced by them. The boundaries are very close, so this means that it is possible to imagine a future co-evolution of Computers and Humans, not only in robotics progress and prosthesis, but expecially in communication.Our approach do not represent a service for other science but a defined field of investigation that is an enabler for deriving applications such as neuroinformatics, neuromarketing, neuroeconomy and so on.

The aim is to face the challenge of a new co-evolutionary man-machine model starting by the study of the brain.

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The main direction concerns what I call Sympateia (ancient Greek Sympathia: to be on the same wavelength).
My aim is to explore the communication mechanisms of telepathy (in the ancient Greek assumption of telepathia that is tele[tele]=distance and pathia[pateia]=emotion, feeling) through BMI (Brain Machine Interaction) devices. This do not means that we are trying to make humans telepathic but we aim to deeply understand communication mechanisms among humans through human-computer interaction realized by BMI devices to create supports realizing communication means based on brain waves mediated by technology.

Keywords: Neuroscience, Communication, Brain-Brain and Brain-Machine communication mediated by technology, Brain Machine Interaction

B(e)side is under the supervision of Raffaella Folgieri, PhD,
Assistant Professor at University of Milan (Italy) - DEMM, Department of Economics, Management and quantitative Methods.