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…

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…

Event-related brain potentials reveal neural substrates of cognitive flexibility

by Bruno Kopp Department of Neurology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany Acknowledgement This user research summary is based on an article published as Rustamov, N., Rodriguez-Raecke, R., Timm, L., Agrawal, D., Dressler, D., Schrader, C., … Kopp, B. (in press). “Attention shifting in Parkinson’s disease: An analysis of behavioral and cortical responses”. Neuropsychology. Introduction Cognitive…

When neuroscience gets wet and hardcore: Neurocognitive markers obtained during whole-body water immersion

by Stefan Schneider (1), Jeffrey J. H. Cheung (2) and Sebastian Dern (1) (1) Institute of Movement and Neurosciences, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany (2) Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada During the last years a growing body of literature has emerged trying to assess brain activity under…

Vibration induced EEG artifacts during simultaneous EEG-fMRI

by Till Nierhaus Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany Acknowledgement This user research article is based on the publication “Nierhaus T, Gundlach C, Goltz D, Thiel SD, Pleger B, Villringer A (2013) Internal ventilation system of MR scanners induces specific EEG artifact during simultaneous EEG-fMRI. Neuroimage 74:70-6”. Introduction The most…

Comparison of sensor selection mechanisms

by Dipl.Math. Mario Michael Krell University of Bremen, Robotics Innovation Center The article upon which this research summary is based on was originally published in PLoS ONE, volume 8, number 7 by David Feess, Mario Michael Krell and Jan Hendrik Metzen with the title “Comparison of Sensor Selection Mechanisms for an ERP-Based Brain-Computer Interface“. For…