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…

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…

New R&D projects in 2015 – BCI, Sleep and EEG-fMRI

by Birgit Trogisch Research Cooperation Manager (Brain Products)… Following the innovative projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in previous years, Brain Products was successful in gaining funding for three new projects related to Brain-Computer-Interfaces (BCI), Sleep and EEG-fMRI starting in…

Official market release of LiveAmp – Brain Products’ new solution for superior quality mobile wireless EEG

by Dominik Dietze Product Manager (Brain Products)… LiveAmp is an ultra-lightweight, wearable amplifier. As it is wireless and allows you to store the data internally (exchangeable memory card), there are no mobility limitations. LiveAmp is easy and intuitive to use and extremely compact. Its technical specifications leave nothing to be desired and translate into outstanding…

Proceedings of EEG Spring School at King’s College London

by Glenn Kitsune, PhD1 & Grainne McLoughlin, PhD2 1Post-Doctoral Study Manager and Course Leader for EEG Spring School, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London 2Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of EEG Studies, Social Genetic Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London ……

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,…

Simultaneous EEG–fMRI at ultra-high field: Artifact prevention and safety assessment

by João Jorge1,2 1Laboratory for Functional and Metabolic Imaging, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 2Institute for Systems and Robotics, IST, Lisbon, Portugal Introduction Simultaneous EEG-fMRI acquisitions can offer valuable insights for the non-invasive study of human brain function (Britz et al., 2010; Gotman and Pittau, 2011; Scheeringa et al., 2011). Concurrently, the benefits offered by high-field imaging,…

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,…