Question on Analysis of Brainwaves

Philippe Lebrun nospamplease.plebrun at fysp1.vub.ac.be
Tue Sep 30 06:34:35 EST 1997


In article <34301f8b.5419368 at news.tiac.net>,
	Bagelboy at tiac.net (Steven) writes:
> I'm sorry to bother everyone, but I'm a New York City High School
> student researching the possibility of integrating your mind with a
> computer in the future so that your mind controls the computer.
> Please bear in mind that this is something for way in the future.
> Does anyone know where I could get some information about analyzing
> and deciphering brain waves and how this could be used as an interface
> for a computer?  

Sounds farfetched. 

A lot of work on the analysis of EEG was presented at the World Congress
on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the beginning of
this month. A lot of the work was in the field of sleep research, and
the conclusion was that humans are still better than computers for 
evaluating sleep stages. Maybe in the future your computer could wake 
you up when you doze off on the job!

ERP research may be a bit more promising, but the extraction of 
information from a single trial of a phenomenon which isn't time-
locked is currently impossible, but you might check the litterature.
ERP=event related potentials.



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