Real-time functional magnetic imaging-brain-computer interface and virtual reality. promising tools for the treatment of pedophilia.

Patrice Renaud, Christian Joyal, Serge Stoleru, Mathieu Goyette, Nikolaus Weiskopf, Niels Birbaumer

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Abstract

This chapter proposes a prospective view on using a real-time functional magnetic imaging (rt-fMRI) brain-computer interface (BCI) application as a new treatment for pedophilia. Neurofeedback mediated by interactive virtual stimuli is presented as the key process in this new BCI application. Results on the diagnostic discriminant power of virtual characters depicting sexual stimuli relevant to pedophilia are given. Finally, practical and ethical implications are briefly addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-272
Number of pages10
JournalProgress in Brain Research
Volume192
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Eye-tracking
  • Fmri bci
  • Interactivity
  • Pedophilia
  • Penile plethysmography
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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