Brain Products is excited to introduce two new accessories for StimTrak – the Acoustical Stimulator Adapter and the Photo Sensor. This article is going to present the Acoustical Stimulator Adapter. The Photo Sensor will be addressed in a later issue.
Vigilance (or brain arousal) strongly influences performance and neurophysiological reactions to stimuli and tasks. Dysregulation of vigilance is an important element in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric diseases. VIGALL 2.0 provides a tool to assess this basic aspect of brain function.
This article presents the improved version of the LORETA transform in the new version of Analyzer 2.1.0 (to be released in the course of October 2014). The main features of the new LORETA dialog are explained and the virtues of LORETA analysis of EEG data are discussed.
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. which was designed to examine persistent (input selection) versus transient (input shifting) mechanisms of attention control in Parkinson’s disease (PD).
When neuroscience gets wet and hardcore: Neurocognitive markers obtained during whole-body water immersion
While recording EEG in microgravity has been proved to be successful, recording EEG underwater was thought to be nearly impossible. This was until we came up with the idea to use “hardcore” equipment to obtain data under this extreme condition.
Passive Brain-Computer Interfaces provide a fascinating technology that can be applied to significantly improve Human-Computer Interaction. The young community of this research field held its first meeting in July this year, providing a fascinating, promising perspective on the potential of this technology.
Brain Products has been granted European patent for dry electrodes and Utility Model for fMRI compatible electrodes
As for the previously mentioned US patents, Brain Products is proud to have received the official confirmation for the European patent EP 2474263 B1 (dry electrode) as well as for the Utility Model 202011104334.0 (EEG electrode with an indicator to improve safety in EEG recordings).
Just as in previous years, Brain Products sponsored a “Young Scientist Award”, granted to a young researcher for an outstanding paper. This year’s winner was Dr. Sven Hoffmann (Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors), who recently received the award at the annual meeting of the German Society for Basic and Applied Psychophysiology.
Cybathlon 2016 is a championship dedicated to racing pilots with disabilities using advanced assistive devices in various competitions. Being one of the sponsors of the event, Brain Products will support 5 teams entering the “BCI Race” as part of the Cybathlon by providing hard- and software equipment as well as comprehensive technical expertise at no charge. As an added bonus, the highest ranked team sponsored by Brain Products will be awarded with the full set of equipment that has been made available to the team.
The most prominent MR-related EEG artifacts are gradient artifacts and the ballistocardiogram. However, vibrations represent another problematic source of artifacts. Therefore, noise assessment and reduction is of special importance for EEG measurements within the MR scanner.