Investigation into BCI illiteracy and the use of BCI for relaxation

  • Szymon Fialek

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science by Research


    Brain-computer interface (BCI) allows for communication between a human and a machine with- out the use of normal output pathways (e.g. muscles and peripheral nerves), however a substantial number of people are unable to eectively control BCI devices. In this thesis we present two BCI investigations. In experiment one we investigate the use to commercially available BCI system for relaxation. A number of studies investigated the factors aecting BCI illiteracy, however no research into psychological and cognitive factors of BCI performance has been conducted. In ex- periment two, we investigate the relation between BCI illiteracy and attention. The results of the rst experiments show that the participants using BCI as neurofeedback did not obtain higher level of relaxation then the participants watching video or sitting with their eyes closed. The results of the second experiments showed no connection between BCI illiteracy and attention
    Date of Award2014
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Coventry University

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