Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces (aBCI 2011)

C. Mühl, Antinus Nijholt, Brandan Allison, Stephen Dunne, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    Recently, many groups (see Zander and Kothe. Towards passive brain–computer interfaces: applying brain–computer interface technology to human–machine systems in general. J. Neural Eng., 8, 2011) have worked toward expanding brain-computer interface (BCI) systems to include not only active control, but also passive mental state monitoring to enhance human computer interaction (HCI). Many studies have shown that brain imaging technologies can reveal information about the affective and cognitive state of a subject, and that the interaction between humans and machines can be aided by the recognition of those user states. New developments including practical sensors, new machine learning software, and improved interaction with the HCI community are leading us to systems that seamlessly integrate passively recorded information to improve interactions with the outside world. To achieve robust passive BCIs, efforts from applied and basic sciences have to be combined. On the one hand, applied fields such as affective computing aim to develop applications that adapt to changes in the user states and thereby enrich interaction, leading to a more natural and effective usability. On the other hand, basic research in neuroscience advances our understanding of the neural processes associated with emotions. Similar advancements are made for more cognitive mental states such as attention, workload, or fatigue.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings 4th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII2011), Part II
    EditorsSidney D' Mello, Arthur Graesser, Björn Schuller, Jean-Claude Martin
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-24570-1
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2011
    Event4th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ASCII 2011 - Memphis, United States
    Duration: 9 Oct 201112 Oct 2011
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference4th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ASCII 2011
    Abbreviated titleASCII
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • METIS-279197
    • Mood
    • Affective Computing
    • Affective brain-computer interfacing
    • IR-78301
    • passive brain-computer interfacing
    • adaptive interfaces
    • Emotions
    • EWI-20671
    • mental state
    • user state
    • cognitive state estimation
    • EEG

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