An EEG-driven brain-computer interface combined with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Thilo Hinterberger, Nikolaus Weiskopf, Ralf Veit, Barbara Wilhelm, Elena Betta, Niels Birbaumer

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Abstract

Self-regulation of slow cortical potentials (SCPs) has been successfully used to prevent epileptic seizures as well as to communicate with completely paralyzed patients. The thought translation device (TTD) is a brain-computer interface (BCI) that was developed for training and application of SCP self-regulation. To investigate the neurophysiological mechanisms of SCP regulation the TTD was combined with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The technical aspects and pitfalls of combined fMRI data acquisition and EEG neurofeedback are discussed. First data of SCP feedback during fMRI are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-974
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD)
  • Functional MRI
  • Multi-modal imaging
  • Neurofeedback
  • Physiological regulation
  • Slow cortical potentials (SCPs)
  • Thought translation device (TTD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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