Emotional Brain-Computer Interfaces

Gary Garcia Molina, Tsvetomira Tsoneva

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Abstract

Research in Brain-computer interface (BCI) has significantly increased during the last few years. In addition to their initial role as assisting devices for the physically challenged, BCIs are now proposed for a wider range of applications. As in any HCI application, BCIs can also benefit from adapting their operation to the emotional state of the user. BCIs have the advantage of having access to brain activity which can provide signicant insight into the user's emotional state. This information can be utilized in two manners. 1) Knowledge of the inuence of the emotional state on brain activity patterns can allow the BCI to adapt its recognition algorithms, so that the intention of the user is still correctly interpreted in spite of signal deviations induced by the subject's emotional state. 2) The ability to recognize emotions can be used in BCIs to provide the user with more natural ways of controlling the BCI through affective modulation. Thus, controlling a BCI by recollecting a pleasant memory can be possible and can potentially lead to higher information transfer rates. These two approaches of emotion utilization in BCI are elaborated in detail in this paper in the framework of noninvasive EEG based BCIs.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction - ACII 2009
EditorsJ. Cohn, Antinus Nijholt, Maja Pantic
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Pages138-146
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4799-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Sep 2009
Event3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2009 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

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PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2009
Abbreviated titleACII
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period10/09/0912/09/09

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Brain computer interface
Brain
Human computer interaction
Electroencephalography
Modulation

Keywords

  • METIS-264001
  • Brain-Computer Interfacing
  • IR-68935
  • Emotion elicitation
  • BCI
  • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
  • EEG
  • affectice computing
  • EWI-16010
  • user adaptation
  • emotion detection

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Garcia Molina, G., & Tsoneva, T. (2009). Emotional Brain-Computer Interfaces. In J. Cohn, A. Nijholt, & M. Pantic (Eds.), Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction - ACII 2009 (pp. 138-146). [10.1109/ACII.2009.5349478] Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press. DOI: 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349478

Garcia Molina, Gary; Tsoneva, Tsvetomira / Emotional Brain-Computer Interfaces.

Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction - ACII 2009. ed. / J. Cohn; Antinus Nijholt; Maja Pantic. Los Alamitos : IEEE Computer Society Press, 2009. p. 138-146 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349478.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Garcia Molina, G & Tsoneva, T 2009, Emotional Brain-Computer Interfaces. in J Cohn, A Nijholt & M Pantic (eds), Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction - ACII 2009., 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349478, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, pp. 138-146, 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10-12 September. DOI: 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349478

Emotional Brain-Computer Interfaces. / Garcia Molina, Gary; Tsoneva, Tsvetomira.

Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction - ACII 2009. ed. / J. Cohn; Antinus Nijholt; Maja Pantic. Los Alamitos : IEEE Computer Society Press, 2009. p. 138-146 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349478.

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Garcia Molina G, Tsoneva T. Emotional Brain-Computer Interfaces. In Cohn J, Nijholt A, Pantic M, editors, Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction - ACII 2009. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press. 2009. p. 138-146. 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349478. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349478