The 2.1.1 release of BrainVision Analyzer 2 will be out on December 18, 2015. The focus of this release was the integration of user feedback, improved usability and even more speed. In this article we will talk about some of the updates and give you the link to the full release notes.
This user research summary is based on the article “Acute Biphasic Effects of Ayahuasca“. Ayahuasca is an amerindian psychoactive sacrament used worldwide. Neuroscience studies have shown contradictory results regarding its effects in the brain. Combining EEG, plasma samples and robust statistics, we’ve uncovered biphasic effects in the brain which are related to many psychoactive compounds, not only N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), as previously proposed.
In the past years there has been an increased need and demand for real-time access to EEG data for purposes of quality control, parametrization, features extraction and online feedback. In this article, I will explore the concept of remote data access (RDA) and demonstrate how to access EEG data in real-time from our amplifiers.
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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”
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 recording.
Official market release of LiveAmp – Brain Products’ new solution for superior quality mobile wireless EEG
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 signal quality.
Motor imagery (MI) combined with neurofeedback has been suggested as a promising rehabilitation approach for paralyzed individuals. EEG based MI feedback is particularly promising for therapeutic applications. Yet whether EEG feedback indeed targets specific sensorimotor activation patterns cannot unambiguously inferred from EEG alone. This article demonstrates that online correction of gradient artifacts and ballistocardiogram artifacts enables reliable MI EEG feedback inside the MRI scanner.
BrainVision Analyzer 2 offers some nice export options that will suit (almost) every need for external processing. This article will summarize the most important routes out of Analyzer 2 and give some examples of how to use them within your own analysis.
Would you like to statically explore all time-points, all electrodes for all experimental conditions in less than one hour? BESA Statistics is an easy to use stand-alone application to calculate non-parametric permutation statistics for EEG, MEG and source imaging data. The newest version 2.0 released in July 2015 is directly compatible with the BrainVision native format which allows you to do all your data processing in BrainVision Analyzer 2 and then switch to BESA Statistics for statistical evaluation of your neurophysiological data.
Brain Products is happy to announce a new version of the TriggerBox. The new product allows you to not only merge triggers from different sources, but it also acts as a virtual serial port that you can use as an interface between experimental control software and EEG amplifiers in order to send triggers with a timing accuracy below 1 ms.