Saturday, April 16, 2016

BCI by Electrical Cortex Activity: Challenges in Creating a Cognitive System for Mobile Devices Using SSVEP

Conference: DoCEIS2016 - Technological Innovation for Cyber-Physical Systems, Portugal
Book Title: Technological Innovation for Cyber-Physical Systems
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31165-4_14

Abstract: The research field of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) emerged in an attempt to enable communication between paralyzed patients and technology. Identifying an individual’s mental state, through his brain’s electric activity, a typical BCI system assigns to it a particular action in the computer. It is known that when the visual cortex is stimulated with a certain frequency, it shows activity with the same frequency. This Steady-State Visually Evoked Potential (SSVEP) activity can be used to achieve the aforementioned communication goal. In this work, we first analyze the spontaneous electrical activity of the brain, to distinguish two mental sates (concentration / meditation). Then, following an SSVEP type of approach, we divide the stimulating screen in four areas, each of which flickering at a distinct frequency. By observing the responding frequency from the occipital lobe of the subject, we can then estimate the 2 bit decision he made. We observe that such a setup is efficient for real time BCI, and can be easily integrated in mobile devices. Besides, the user is able to change voluntarily her/his decisions, interacting with the system in a natural manner.

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Sunday, April 03, 2016

NeuroTechNix Conference, November 2016 - Porto, Portugal

This congress will be a meeting point of multidisciplinary teams, of both biomedical and engineering professionals, academics and practitioners. It will promote translational discussions on how technology can meet the needs of both clinical practitioners and persons with neurological disorders.

Early basic registration fees range between 475€ for Member of INSTICC (no lunches included) and 595€ - Non member, with lunches included.

Important Dates
  • Complete Paper Submission: May 26, 2016 
  • Extended Abstracts: July 4, 2016 

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Friday, April 01, 2016

19th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience - Paris

This Conference, between 23 and 24 January - 2017, aims to bring together scientists and researchers to exchange and share their experiences and results about all aspects of Cognitive Neuroscience including BCI and EEG. 

It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Paper Submission Deadline is July 23, 2016

More informations press here.