Modality-specific Affective Responses and their Implications for Affective BCI

C. Mühl, A.M. Brouwer, N. van Wouwe, Egon van den Broek, Femke Nijboer, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    Reliable applications of multimodal affective brain-computer interfaces (aBCI) require a detailed understanding of the processes involved in emotions. To explore the modality-specific nature of affective responses, we studied neurophysiological responses of 24 subjects during visual, auditory, and audiovisual affect stimulation and obtained their subjective ratings. Coherent with literature, we found modality-specific responses in the EEG: parietal alpha power decreases during visual stimulation and increases during auditory stimulation, whereas more anterior alpha power decreases during auditory stimulation and increases during visual stimulation. We discuss the implications of these results for multimodal aBCI.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2011
    EditorsG.R. Müller-Putz, R. Scherer, M. Billinger, A. Kreilinger, V. Kaiser, C. Neuper
    Place of PublicationGraz, Austria
    PublisherVerlag der Technischen Universitat
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-85125-140-1
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2011
    EventFifth International Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2011 - Graz, Austria
    Duration: 22 Sep 201124 Sep 2011

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    PublisherVerlag der Technischen Universität


    ConferenceFifth International Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2011
    Other22-24 Sep 2011


    • METIS-279200
    • IR-78294
    • HMI-CI: Computational Intelligence
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • EWI-20687

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