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Towards the bio-personalization of music recommendation systems: A single-sensor EEG biomarker of subjective music preference

Dimitrios A. Adamosa, Stavros I. Dimitriadisb, Nikolaos A. Laskarisb.  School of Music Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece Abstract Recent advances in biosensors technology and mobile EEG (electroencephalographic) interfaces have opened new application fields for cognitive monitoring. A computable biomarker for...

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Introducing Neuroberry, a platform for pervasive EEG signaling in the IoT domain

5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies", At London, Great Britain. Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Nicola Conci, Giorgos Bamparopoulos, Panagiotis D Bamidis   Abstract The emergence of inexpensive off-the-shelf wireless EEG (electroencephalography) devices led researchers to explore novel paradigms in the...

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Using Wireless EEG Signals to Assess Memory Workload in the n-Back Task

Human-Machine Systems, IEEE, 2015   Abstract Assessment of mental workload using physiological measures, especially EEG (electroencephalography) signals, is an active area. Recently, a number of wireless acquisition systems to measure EEG and other physiological signals have become available. Few studies have applied such wireless systems to assess cognitive workload and...

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Are we there yet? Exploring distance perception in urban environments with mobile EEG

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, The Bartlett, University College London, 2015   Abstract This paper explores the use of mobile EEG (electroencephalography) in the study of environmental perception and the ways the perception of physical measurements of a space may...

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Estimation of Eye Closure Degree Using EEG Sensors and Its Application in Driver Drowsiness Detection

Gang Li and Wan-Young Chung, Department of Electronic Engineering, Pukyong National University, Korea. 2014   Abstract Currently, driver drowsiness detectors using video based technology is being widely studied. Eyelid closure degree (ECD) is the main measure of the video-based methods, however, drawbacks such as brightness limitations and practical hurdles...

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Experimental Art with Brain Controlled Interface

Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion. Tania Fraga, Mauro Pichiliani, Donizetti Louro   Abstract 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 experiences...

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Consumer neuroscience: Assessing the brain response to marketing stimuli using electroencephalogram (EEG) and eye tracking

Rami N. Khushabaa, Chelsea Wiseb, Sarath Kodagodaa, Jordan Louviereb, Barbara E. Kahnc, Claudia Townsend.   Abstract Application of neuroscience methods to analyze and understand human behavior related to markets and marketing exchange has recently gained research attention. The basic aim is to guide design and presentation of products...

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A Low-Cost Point-of-Care Testing System for Psychomotor Symptoms of Depression Affecting Standing Balance

Hindawi Publishing Corporation Depression Research and Treatment Volume 2013 Abstract The World Health Organization 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,...

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Validation of the Emotiv EPOC® EEG gaming system for measuring research quality auditory ERPs

Nicholas A. Badcock, Petroula Mousikou, Yatin Mahajan, Peter de Lissa, Johnson Thie, Genevieve McArthur. ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, London, United Kingdom. School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney,...

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Neurological evidence linguistic processes precede perceptual simulation in conceptual processing

Max Louwerse and Sterling Hutchinson. Department of Psychology, Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA.   Abstract 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...

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Automatic detection of EEG artefacts arising from head movements using EEG and gyroscope signals

Simon O’Reganc, Stephen Faul, William Marianne. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland   Abstract Contamination of EEG signals by artefacts arising from head movements has been a serious obstacle in the deployment of automatic neurological event detection systems in ambulatory EEG. In this paper, we...

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Engaging the Brain

Panos Mavros, Richard Coyne, Jennifer Roe, Peter Aspinall. The University of Edinburgh Abstract We canvas issues in using neural imaging via EEG (electroencephalography) to map human responses to spaces. We describe the technology, some experiments by others relevant to architecture, and two of our own studies. One involves testing EEG as...

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Evaluation of SSVEP as passive feedback for improving the performance of Brain Machine Interfaces

Shaocheng Wang, Ehsan Tarkesh Esfahani, Sundararajan V. University of California Riverside   Abstract Research in brain-computer interfaces have focused primarily on motor imagery tasks such as those involving movement of a cursor or other objects on a computer screen. In such applications, it is important to detect when the user is interested in moving an...

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Development of a Mobile EEG-Based Feature Extraction and Classification System for Biometric Authentication

Juris Kļonovs, Christoffer Kjeldgaard Petersen. Aalborg University Copenhagen Abstract The aim of this work is to investigate the possibilities to build a mobile biometric authentication system based on electroencephalogram (EEG). The objectives of this work include the investigation and identification of the most feasible feature extraction techniques and how these features can be used for authentication...

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Steering a Tractor by Means of an EMG-Based Human-Machine Interface

Jaime Gomez-Gil,  Israel San-Jose-Gonzalez,  Luis Fernando Nicolas-Alonso and Sergio Alonso-Garcia. Department of Signal Theory, Communications and Telematics Engineering, University ofm Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Spain   Abstract An electromiographic (EMG)-based human-machine interface (HMI) is a communication pathway between a human and a machine that operates by means of the acquisition...

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ABE: An Agent-Based Software Architecture for a Multimodal Emotion Recognition Framework

J. Gonzalez-Sanchez, M. E. Chavez-Echeagaray, R. Atkinson, W. Burleson. Arizona State University, USA   Abstract The computer's ability to recognize human emotional states given physiological signals is gaining in popularity to create empathetic systems such as learning environments, health care systems and videogames. Despite that, there are few frameworks,...

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Predicting student emotions resulting from appraisal of its feedback

Paul Salvador Invented. The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Japan   Abstract Many researchers have shown the effectiveness of affective ITS for supporting student learning. Support provided to students is usually presented through pedagogical agents capable of expressing emotions through facial expressions, gestures and synthesized speech. Dialogue content is...

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IpsiHand: Direct Re-coupling of Intention and Movement

Sam Fok, Raphael Schwartz, Mark Wronkiewicz, Charles Holmes, Jessica Zhang, Nathan Brodell, Thane Somers. Washington University in St. Louis, USA   Abstract Stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) cause long-term, unilateral loss of motor control due to brain damage on the opposing (contralateral) side of the body. Conventional neurological...

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