Neurofeedback: A Tool to Enhance Sports Performance

During the last decade the use of Neurofeedback techniques to achieve a better athletic performance has been a booming subject. More and more athletes use mental training each day as a means of achieving the ultimate competitive edge. One of the most well-known examples is the Italian football team that won the 2004 World Cup […]

Immersive 3D Games for ADHD Neurofeedback Training

High levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity in children can be the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most common psychiatric disorder in children. ADHD appears in early childhood and its first line of treatment is often medication, generally drugs based on components such as amphetamines or amphetamine-class drugs that can induce numerous […]

Artifacts Contaminating Your EEG Recordings

EEG is one of the biological potentials with lowest amplitude (typically a few microvolts). It is highly sensitive and is likely to be contaminated by undesired non cerebral potentials coming from biological or external sources. These unwanted signals dirtying your recording are called artifacts. Even though there are more, through this post I will try […]

Quick Tips for P300 Detection

As most of you may know P300 is one of the most studied and used event related potentials (ERP) in brain computer interfaces (BCI). This potential is usually elicited by the oddball paradigm in which series of low-probability target items are mixed with high-probability non-target ones. The person carrying out the BCI task is asked […]

HC2 Summer School 2013

The HC2 (Human Computer Confluence) project originally emerged out of various European research initiatives aiming at fundamental and strategic research studying how the emerging symbiotic relation between humans and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) can be based on radically new forms of sensing, perception, interaction and understanding. The HC2 project just organised its 2nd summer school in order to share scientific knowledge […]

What is Loreta? What can I use it for?

Neuro-imagining techniques aim to represent the structure or functioning of the brain. They can be understood as an X-ray photograph of the brain that in the case of functional imagining will show the brain areas activated during a process or cognitive task, and techniques such as fMRI, PET or MEG are examples. Pascual-Marqui, Michel and […]

What is QEEG?

Non-invasive EEG recording techniques consist of the recording and interpretation of voltage fluctuations generated by the brain along the scalp, being measured by an array of electrodes that covers the whole scalp surface or a given area of interest. From the first EEG experiment recorded by Berger in 1929 to the late 1960’s EEG was […]

SSVEP-based BCI managing your favorite music playlist!

EU-funded project AsTeRICS was born with the main objective of developing a support platform to facilitate and improve communication resources of people with motor disabilities, with no cognitive impairment, no perceptual limitations (neither visual nor auditory) and with basic skills in using technologies such as PCs, cell phones, electronic agendas, etc. For most potential users […]