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…

Cybathlon 2016 – the new bionic Paralympics

by Lydia Timm, Ph.D. Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) On Saturday, October 8, 2016 something special will happen in Zürich, Switzerland. Scientists, developers and company representatives from all around the world will come together to see how their technological developments impact individuals with physical disabilities. “Cybathlon” can be seen as the new bionic Paralympics where people…

NEW actiCAP and actiCHamp caps now with an improved and unified layout

by Lydia Timm, Ph.D. Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) As you know, Brain Products always endeavors to improve your research experience. We are continuously working on new product developments and innovative ideas to improve our existing products. Therefore we are pleased to announce that we have optimized the electrode layouts for our actiCAP and actiCHamp electrode…

Introduction of actiCAP Xpress Twist – Brain Products’ next generation dry electrode system

by Dominik Dietze and Pierluigi Castellone Product Manager and Sales Manager (Brain Products) When we first introduced the 16 channels actiCAP Xpress back in the spring of 2014 the product was received very positively from the research community. Its innovative design resolved many of the issues that existing products had and therefore, naturally, everybody was…

Recording brain waves in extreme situations: the psychoactivity of ayahuasca

by Eduardo Ekman Schenberg, Instituto Plantando Consciência, Brazil … Acknowledgment This user research summary is based on an article published as Schenberg EE, Alexandre JFM, Filev R, Cravo AM, Sato JR, Muthukumaraswamy SD, et al. (2015) Acute Biphasic Effects of Ayahuasca. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137202. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0137202. … Introduction Ayahuasca is an amerindian psychoactive sacrament…

Decoding subjective taste categories using multivariate pattern analysis of single-trial EEG

by Niko A. Busch1,2 & Kathrin Ohla3 1Institute of Medical Psychology, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany 2Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany 3Section Psychophysiology of Food Perception, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany … Introduction Compared to other senses, very little is known about taste. In a recent study (Crouzet,…

New CapTrak software version 1.1.0 supports actiCHamp systems

by Pierluigi Castellone Sales Department Manager (Brain Products) Brain Products is happy to announce a new version of the CapTrak electrode localization system (version 1.1.0 to be released in mid-April 2015), which interfaces directly with the actiCHamp EEG recording system. … What is CapTrak? CapTrak is an innovative, easy-to-use and accurate electrode localization tool, employing…

actiCHamp revision 3.0 now with clock output for synchronization with tAC, tDC and tRN stimulators

by Dominik Dietze Product Manager (Brain Products) Removing artifacts induced by tDC, tAC, tRN stimulators from EEG signals is a tricky and challenging task. However, it is a key prerequisite for EEG signal analysis. Artifact-corrected EEG data will lead to improved scientific conclusions on the effects of the stimulation that has been applied. At BrainProducts,…