The third edition of Hack the Brain was about our health:

'Hack yourself better (or worse)'.

This is the century to unravel the working mechanisms of our mysterious brains. Brain cells and structures as well as live neuronal activity and –connections can be visualised with techniques such as EEG, fMRI, and PET. While neuronal activity can be influenced by techniques like transcranial- and deep brain stimulation.

There is an increasing market for consumer brain-imaging devices. Open the papers or the tv-guide, browse through forums and podcasts: everybody is talking about the brain – how it works, how it develops, how we use it and how we can use it better. With our hackathons we invite anyone – from the most experienced bio-hacker to the curious neuroscientist and the hardcore programmer to the eccentric artist – to tackle their own brainy ideas.

Hack the Brain 2016 took place from 24-26 June at the Waag in Amsterdam.

Partners in Hack the Brain are Total Active Media, Donders Institute and University Twente.

Waag organized Hack de Brain 2016 within the framework of the EU programme 'BrainHack - Bringing the arts and sciences of brain and neural computer interface together', part of the Horizon 2020 research programme of the European Union.

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Project duration

1 Mar 2016 - 30 Jun 2016



  • Total Active Media
  • Donders Institute
  • Universiteit Twente


  • EU - Horizon 2020 programma