LiveAmp goes “open-source” with OpenViBE, BCI2000 and LSL (LabStreamingLayer)

by Ratko Petrovic, M.Sc., Project Manager & Software Developer (Brain Products) and Dr. David Medine, Software Developer (Brain Products) LiveAmp joins the Brain Products family of amplifiers (BrainAmp, actiCHamp and V-Amp) that can be used by the open-source community. This article shows how to use LiveAmp in OpenViBE, BCI2000 and LSL open-source frameworks. The table…

Basal ganglia microstructure and EEG – a research expedition to the Philippines

by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Beste Cognitive Neurophysiology Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine TU Dresden (Germany) The last years have seen an overwhelming amount of research aiming to disentangle the neural mechanisms underlying goal-directed behavior and cognitive control processes. In that regard, the basal ganglia have attracted much interest. For…

Introducing LiveAmp 8 and LiveAmp 16: our wireless mobile amplifier in new low-channel versions

by Dr. Thomas Emmerling Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) We are introducing two new versions of our LiveAmp mobile amplifier to enable EEG research that works with a low number of electrodes. The LiveAmp 8 and the LiveAmp 16 enable high-quality wireless recording of 8 and 16 channels, respectively. When the LiveAmp was first released in…

Product Launch: actiCAP slim and actiCAP snap – The next generation active electrode system

by Dr. Thomas Emmerling Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) Since the release in 2005, the actiCAP has been widely adopted. Active electrodes have become the gold standard in research EEG – at least for applications where data quality is critical. The possibility to perform recordings at higher impedances using the active circuitry and the LED impedance…

Ultra fast closed loop applications combining our actiCHamp amplifier with Lab Streaming Layer (LSL)

by Dominik Dietze Product Manager (Brain Products) The current definition of closed loop applications are manifold. If one would like to generalize, a closed loop application is typically controlling something by interpreting an incoming physiological signal without the necessity for the investigator to actively intervene during the experiment. Translating this into the world of neurophysiology…

Annapurna Base Camp: Studying the Brain at High Altitude

by Matt Gaidica PhD Candidate Neuroscience Graduate Program University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) Contact: mgaidica@med.umich.edu http://gaidi.ca Introduction Human achievement at high altitude requires the performance of skilled behaviors with cognitive clarity. To better understand how the brain changes at high altitude during a motor task we used the actiCAP Xpress Bundle to characterize motor…

Submissions for new Brain Products MoBI Award are now open

by Dr. Thomas Emmerling Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) The submissions for the new Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI) Award 2017 are now open. With the MoBI Award, Brain Products wants to recognize excellence in various fields of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging research. We announced the MoBI Award in our last newsletter and now you can submit your publications…

‘Brain training’ technique reboots leg movements and visceral feelings of paraplegics

by Carlo Rondinoni, Ph.D. Scientific Consultant (Brain Support) Using an advanced set-up of brain-machine interface (BMI), the team of the principal investigator Dr. Miguel Nicolelis presented successful cases of long term BMI training impact on rehabilitation. Eight paraplegics – some of them paralyzed for more than a decade by severe spinal cord injury – have…