Guessing What's on Your Mind: Using the N400 in Brain Computer Interfaces

W.M. van Vliet, C. Mühl, B. Reuderink, Mannes Poel

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Abstract

In this paper, a method is proposed for using a simple neurophysiological brain response, the N400 potential, to determine a deeper underlying brain state. The goal is to construct a BCI that can determine what the user is ‘thinking about’, where ‘thinking about’ is defined as being primed on. The results indicate that a subject can prime himself on a physical object by actively thinking about it during the experiment, as opposed to being shown explicit priming stimuli. Probe words are presented that elicit an N400 response which amplitude is modulated by the associative relatedness of the probe word to the object the user has primed himself on.
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Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2010
EditorsYiyu Yao, Ron Sun, Tomaso Poggio, Jiming Liu, Ning Zhong, Jimmy Huang
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages180-191
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15313-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume6334

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  • METIS-271033
  • EWI-18470
  • IR-73227

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van Vliet, W. M., Mühl, C., Reuderink, B., & Poel, M. (2010). Guessing What's on Your Mind: Using the N400 in Brain Computer Interfaces. In Y. Yao, R. Sun, T. Poggio, J. Liu, N. Zhong, & J. Huang (Eds.), International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2010 (pp. 180-191). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 6334). Berlin: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15314-3_17

van Vliet, W.M.; Mühl, C.; Reuderink, B.; Poel, Mannes / Guessing What's on Your Mind: Using the N400 in Brain Computer Interfaces.

International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2010. ed. / Yiyu Yao; Ron Sun; Tomaso Poggio; Jiming Liu; Ning Zhong; Jimmy Huang. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2010. p. 180-191 (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 6334).

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van Vliet, WM, Mühl, C, Reuderink, B & Poel, M 2010, Guessing What's on Your Mind: Using the N400 in Brain Computer Interfaces. in Y Yao, R Sun, T Poggio, J Liu, N Zhong & J Huang (eds), International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2010. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 6334, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 180-191. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15314-3_17

Guessing What's on Your Mind: Using the N400 in Brain Computer Interfaces. / van Vliet, W.M.; Mühl, C.; Reuderink, B.; Poel, Mannes.

International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2010. ed. / Yiyu Yao; Ron Sun; Tomaso Poggio; Jiming Liu; Ning Zhong; Jimmy Huang. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2010. p. 180-191 (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 6334).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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van Vliet WM, Mühl C, Reuderink B, Poel M. Guessing What's on Your Mind: Using the N400 in Brain Computer Interfaces. In Yao Y, Sun R, Poggio T, Liu J, Zhong N, Huang J, editors, International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2010. Berlin: Springer Verlag. 2010. p. 180-191. (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15314-3_17