VPixx Technologies and MES have joined together to deliver a premium display straight into your vision science lab

by Alexander Svojanovsky General Manager (MES Forschungssysteme GmbH) With the VIEWPixx/EEG, MES Forschungssysteme is bringing VPixx Technologies’ premium monitor solution to your research lab to elegantly complement your Brain Products EEG system in the context of visual presentation. For a good while, VPixx Technologies has been offering the VIEWPixx, a state-of-the-art LCD screen designed for…

Integration of concurrent real-time fMRI and EEG data: Self-regulation of human brain activity using simultaneous real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback

by Jerzy Bodurka1,2 1Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Tulsa, OK, USA 2College of Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK, USA Synopsis We integrated concurrent real-time fMRI (rtfMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) data on commercial MRI and EEG equipment. We also report a proof-of-concept experiment using simultaneous multimodal rtfMRI and EEG neurofeedback (rtfMRI-EEG-nf). With this approach…

6th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference, Graz University of Technology

by Dr. Reinhold Scherer Deputy Head of the Institute for Knowledge Discovery in Graz (Austria) The 6th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference took place from September 16 – 19, 2014 at the Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria. This year’s conference theme was “The Future of Brain-Computer Interaction: Basics, Shortcomings, Users”. About two hundred researchers from…

Young researchers learn scientific and cultural understanding in a European network

by Birgit Trogisch Research Cooperation Manager (Brain Products) The Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) represent a European initiative to improve the career prospects for young scientists through transnational networking mechanisms. Brain Products is involved in such a project named ACT – Action Research: Improving understanding and methodologies in early development. Dr. Vincent Reid teaching…

Brain Products KogWis 2014 Best Paper Award

by Birgit Trogisch Research Cooperation Manager (Brain Products) The 12th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society (KogWis 2014) took place in Tuebingen (Germany), attracting approximately 300 scientists. Brain Products sponsored awards for the best papers. The first prize – a cheque in the amount of 250 Euro – was handed over to Bettina…

Product Launch: Photo Sensor

by Dr. Roland Csuhaj Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) The Photo Sensor measures the screen brightness and, when combined with StimTrak, generates a trigger at the exact stimulus onset. It is a valuable tool to check the performance of a monitor or any experiment control software. This becomes essential if visual stimuli are planned to be…

An introduction to mobile brain/body imaging (MoBI)

by Klaus Gramann Biological Psychology and Neuroergonomics, Berlin Institute of Technology (Germany) Imaging the human brain during active behavior is essential to understand how the brain supports natural cognitive processes that are based on and make use of our physical structure. A new imaging modality, mobile brain/body imaging (MoBI), uses electroencephalography (EEG) synchronized to motion…

Non-invasive brain-machine interfaces to powered exoskeletons for restoration of walking

by Jose L ‘Pepe’ Contreras-Vidal and Atilla Kilicarslan University of Houston (USA), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering This article reviews research at the University of Houston on the design of non-invasive and reliable brain-machine interface (BMI) systems for the control of powered exoskeletons for restoration and rehabilitation of gait in persons with paraplegia and…

News in brief

Downloads & Updates Software Releases, Updates and Manuals → Update: BrainVision Recorder 1.20.0801 (Software & Release Notes / User Manual) → Update: BrainVision Analyzer Solution “Peak Export” (Software / Release Notes) → Release: BrainVision Analyzer 2.1.0 (Software & Release Notes / User Manual) → Release: BrainVision CapTrak 1.0.0 (Software / User Manual) Hardware Operating Instructions…