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…

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…

Using resting state EEG to investigate long-term stability in children’s frontal EEG alpha asymmetry

by Barbara C. N. Müller1 & Markus Paulus2 1Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands 2Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany Address correspondence to Barbara Müller, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9104, 6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands, phone: +31(0)24 361 59 44, fax: +31(0)24 361 26 77, e-mail: B.Muller[at]bsi.ru.nl … Abstract In a…

New video publication on infant EEG. “Novel Experimental and Analytical Approach to the Multimodal Neural Decoding of Intent During Social Interaction in Freely-behaving Human Infants”

by Stefanie Rudrich Marketing Manager (Brain Products)… A research group from University of Houston presented a novel methodology for the neural decoding of intent from freely-behaving infants during unscripted social interaction with an actor. Neural activity was acquired using actiCAP EEG electrodes. Kinematic data was collected with inertial measurement units and supplemented with synchronized video…

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…