Brain-Computer Interfaces

Brain-Computer Interfaces : Principles and Practice

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In the last 15 years, a recognizable surge in the field of Brain Computer Interface (BCI) research and development has emerged. This emergence has sprung from a variety of factors. For one, inexpensive computer hardware and software is now available and can support the complex high-speed analyses of brain activity that is essential is BCI. Another factor is the greater understanding of the central nervous system including the abundance of new information on the nature and functional correlates of brain signals and improved methods for recording these signals in both the short-term and long-term. And the third, and perhaps most significant factor, is the new recognition of the needs and abilities of people disabled by disorders such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophies. The severely disabled are now able to live for many years and even those with severely limited voluntary muscle control can now be given the most basic means of communication and control because of the recent advances in the technology, research, and applications of BCI.
This book is intended to provide an introduction to and summary of essentially all major aspects of BCI research and development. Its goal is to be a comprehensive, balanced, and coordinated presentation of the field's key principles, current practice, and future prospects.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 218.44 x 281.94 x 30.48mm | 1,610.24g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195388852
  • 9780195388855
  • 1,767,151

Table of contents

Contributors ; PART I: INTRODUCTION ; 1. Brain-Computer Interfaces: Something New under the Sun ; Jonathan R. Wolpaw and Elizabeth Winter Wolpaw ; PART II: BRAIN SIGNALS FOR BCIs ; 2. Neuronal Activity in Motor Cortex and Related Areas ; Lee E. Miller and Nicholas Hatsopoulos ; 3. Electric and Magnetic Fields Produced by the Brain ; Paul L. Nunez ; 4. Signals Reflecting Brain Metabolic Activity ; Nick F. Ramsey ; PART III: BCI DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND OPERATION ; 5. Acquiring Brain Signals from Within the Brain ; Kevin Otto, Kip A. Ludwig, Daryl R. Kipke ; 6. Acquiring Brain Signals from Outside the Brain ; Ramesh Srinivasan ; 7. BCI Signal Processing: Feature Extraction ; Dean J. Krusienski, Dennis J. McFarland, and Jose C. Principe ; 8. BCI Signal Processing: Feature Translation ; Dennis J. McFarland and Dean J. Krusienski ; 9. BCI Hardware and Software ; J. Adam Wilson, Christoph Guger, and Gerwin Schalk ; 10. BCI Operating Protocols ; Steven G. Mason, Brendan Z. Allison, and Jonathan R. Wolpaw ; 11. BCI Applications ; Jane E. Huggins and Debra Zeitlin ; PART IV: EXISTING BCIs ; 12. BCIs that Use P300 Event-Related Potentials ; Eric W. Sellers, Yael Arbel, and Emanuel Donchin ; 13. BCIs that Use Sensorimotor Rhythms ; Gert Pfurtscheller and Dennis J. McFarland ; 14. BCIs that Use Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials or Slow Cortical Potentials ; Brendan Z. Allison, Josef Faller, and Christa Neuper ; 15. BCIs that Use Electrocorticographic (ECoG) Activity ; Gerwin Schalk ; 16. BCIs that Use Signals Recorded in Motor Cortex ; John P. Donoghue ; 17. BCIs that Use Signals Recorded in Parietal or Premotor Cortex ; Hansjorg Scherberger ; 18. BCIs that Use Brain Metabolic Signals ; Ranganatha Sitaram, Sangkyung Lee, and Niels Birbaumer ; PART V: USING BCIs ; 19. BCI Users and Their Needs ; Leigh R. Hochberg and Kim D. Anderson ; 20. Clinical Evaluation of BCIs ; Theresa M. Vaughan, Eric W. Sellers, and Jonathan R. Wolpaw ; 21. Dissemination: Getting BCIs to the People Who Need Them ; Frances J.R. Richmond and Gerald E. Loeb ; 22. BCI Therapeutic Applications for Improving Brain Function ; Janis J. Daly and Ranganatha Sitaram ; 23. BCI Applications for the General Population ; Benjamin Blankertz, Michael Tangermann, and Klaus-Robert Mu?ller ; 24. Ethical Issues in BCI Research ; Mary-Jane Schneider, Joseph J. Fins, and Jonathan R. Wolpaw ; PART VI: CONCLUSION ; 25. The Future of BCIs: Meeting the Expectations ; Jonathan R. Wolpaw and Elizabeth Winter Wolpaw ; Index
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This is an excellent, first of its kind book dealing with an important, emerging topic. The editors have successfully summarized the current state of the art with regards to BCI. It is easy to see that it will be the first of many editions. All university, industry, and medical libraries need to have a copy on the shelf. 5 stars! * Doody's Review *
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About Elizabeth Winter Wolpaw

Jonathan Wolpaw, MD, is Chief at the Laboratory of Nervous System Disorders at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health and State University of New York, Albany, NY.

Elizabeth Winter Wolpaw, PhD is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry at Siena College in Albany, NY and Research Associate at the Laboratory of Nervous System Disorders at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health and State University of New York, Albany, NY.
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