Published Papers: EEG

Experimental Art with Brain Controlled Interface

TANIA FRAGA,MAURO PICHILIANI,DONIZETTI LOURO

This essay presents experimental computer artworks using Brain Controlled Interface (BCI). It points to a preliminary contextualization and general development emphasizing affective, sensory, poetic and aesthetic experi ences intermediated by mindware devices. BCI offers a new research art field using a low-cost neuro system to explore human mind's untapped potential. A BCI for a Java3D framework allowed to arrive at the concept of exoendogenous interactivity. The main contribution of this essay is the novel use of affective quantified data to provide emotional feedback to computers and participants while experimenting an art piece, intertwining human affective states with computational...

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A low-cost point-of-care-testing (POCT) system for psychomotor symptoms of depression affecting standing balance - a preliminary study in India, Hindawi Journal of Depression Research and Treatment, Aug 2013

ARINDAM DUTTA, ROBINS KUMAR, SURUCHI MALHOTRA, SANJAY CHUGH, ALAKANANDA BANERJEE, ANIRBAN DUTTA

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that major depression is the fourth most significant cause of disability worldwide for people aged 65 and older, where depressed older adults reported decreased independence, poor health, poor quality of life, functional decline, disability and increased chronic medical problems. Therefore, the objective of this study were- 1) to develop a low-cost point-of-care-testing (POCT) system for psychomotor symptoms of depression, 2) to evaluate the POCT system in community dwelling elderly in India. It was hypothesized that the POCT system will be able to capture the psychomotor symptoms of depression in elderly.

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Validation of the Emotiv EPOC® EEG gaming system for measuring research quality auditory ERPs. PeerJ 1:e38 (2013)

NICHOLAS A. BADCOCK, PETROULA MOUSIKOU, YATIN MAHAJAN, PETER DE LISSA, JOHNSON THIE, GENEVIEVE MCARTHUR

Auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) have proved useful in investigating the role of auditory processing in cognitive disorders such as developmental dyslexia, specific language impairment (SLI), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, and autism. However, laboratory recordings of auditory ERPs can be lengthy, uncomfortable, or threatening for some participants – particularly children. Recently, a commercial gaming electroencephalography (EEG) system has been developed that is portable, inexpensive, and easy to set up. In this study we tested if auditory ERPs measured using a gaming EEG system (Emotiv EPOC®, www.emotiv.com)...

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Neurological evidence linguistic processes precede perceptual simulation in conceptual processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 385 (2012)

LOUWERSE, M.M. & HUTCHINSON, S

There is increasing evidence from response time experiments that language statistics and perceptual simulations both play a role in conceptual processing. In an EEG experiment we compared neural activity in cortical regions commonly associated with linguistic processing and visual perceptual processing to determine to what extent symbolic and embodied accounts of cognition applied. Participants were asked to determine the semantic relationship of word pairs (e.g., sky – ground) or to determine their iconic relationship (i.e., if the presentation of the pair matched their expected physical relationship). A linguistic bias was found toward...

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