Brain-Computer Interfaces

Applying our Minds to Human-Computer Interaction

  • Desney S. Tan
  • Anton Nijholt

Part of the Human-Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Overview and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Desney Tan, Anton Nijholt
      Pages 3-19
    3. Melody Moore Jackson, Rudolph Mappus
      Pages 21-33
    4. Brendan Z. Allison, Christa Neuper
      Pages 35-54
    5. Siamac Fazli, Márton Danóczy, Florin Popescu, Benjamin Blankertz, Klaus-Robert Müller
      Pages 55-70
    6. Marieke E. Thurlings, Jan B. F. van Erp, Anne-Marie Brouwer, Peter J. Werkhoven
      Pages 71-86
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Melody Moore Jackson, Rudolph Mappus
      Pages 89-103
    3. Alik S. Widge, Chet T. Moritz, Yoky Matsuoka
      Pages 105-119
    4. Erin M. Nishimura, Evan D. Rapoport, Peter M. Wubbels, Traci H. Downs, J. Hunter Downs III
      Pages 121-132
    5. Paul Sajda, Eric Pohlmeyer, Jun Wang, Barbara Hanna, Lucas C. Parra, Shih-Fu Chang
      Pages 133-148
    6. Danny Plass-Oude Bos, Boris Reuderink, Bram van de Laar, Hayrettin Gürkök, Christian Mühl, Mannes Poel et al.
      Pages 149-178
  4. Brain Sensing in Adaptive User Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Thorsten O. Zander, Christian Kothe, Sabine Jatzev, Matti Gaertner
      Pages 181-199
    3. Jan B. F. van Erp, Hans (J. A. ) Veltman, Marc Grootjen
      Pages 201-219
    4. Audrey Girouard, Erin Treacy Solovey, Leanne M. Hirshfield, Evan M. Peck, Krysta Chauncey, Angelo Sassaroli et al.
      Pages 221-237
  5. Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Arnaud Delorme, Christian Kothe, Andrey Vankov, Nima Bigdely-Shamlo, Robert Oostenveld, Thorsten O. Zander et al.
      Pages 241-259
    3. Adam Wilson, Gerwin Schalk
      Pages 261-274
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-277

About this book


For generations, humans have fantasized about the ability to create devices that can see into a person’s mind and thoughts, or to communicate and interact with machines through thought alone. Such ideas have long captured the imagination of humankind in the form of ancient myths and modern science fiction stories. Recent advances in cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging technologies have started to turn these myths into a reality, and are providing us with the ability to interface directly with the human brain. This ability is made possible through the use of sensors that monitor physical processes within the brain which correspond with certain forms of thought. Brain-Computer Interfaces: Applying our Minds to Human-Computer Interaction broadly surveys research in the Brain-Computer Interface domain. More specifically, each chapter articulates some of the challenges and opportunities for using brain sensing in Human-Computer Interaction work, as well as applying Human-Computer Interaction solutions to brain sensing work. For researchers with little or no expertise in neuroscience or brain sensing, the book provides background information to equip them to not only appreciate the state-of-the-art, but also ideally to engage in novel research. For expert Brain-Computer Interface researchers, the book introduces ideas that can help in the quest to interpret intentional brain control and develop the ultimate input device. It challenges researchers to further explore passive brain sensing to evaluate interfaces and feed into adaptive computing systems. Most importantly, the book will connect multiple communities allowing research to leverage their work and expertise and blaze into the future.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Desney S. Tan
    • 1
  • Anton Nijholt
    • 2
  1. 1.Researcher, Microsoft ResearchWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Fac. Electrical Engineering,, Mathematics &Computer ScienceUniversity of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands

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