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tDCS Modulates Motor Imagery-Related BCI Features

  • Ricardo ChavarriagaEmail author
  • Andrea Biasiucci
  • Alberto Molina
  • Robert Leeb
  • Vanesa Soto León
  • Michela Campolo
  • Antonio Oliviero
  • José del R. Millán
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 1)

Abstract

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) induces selective modulation of cortical excitability. This technique, as well as Brain–Computer Interfaces (BCIs), has been proposed as a supporting tool for neurorehabilitation. Here we show evidence that tDCS in SCI patients and control subjects modulates spectral features related to motor-imagery, yielding consistent discrimination. This suggests that tDCS can have beneficial effects for BCI-assisted neurorehabilitation.

Keywords

Motor Imagery Discriminant Feature Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation Canonical Variate Analysis Anodal tDCS 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Chavarriaga
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea Biasiucci
    • 1
  • Alberto Molina
    • 1
  • Robert Leeb
    • 1
  • Vanesa Soto León
    • 2
  • Michela Campolo
    • 2
  • Antonio Oliviero
    • 2
  • José del R. Millán
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair on Non- Invasive Brain-Computer Interface (CNBI)EPFLLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Servicio de Salud de Castilla-La ManchaHospital Nacional de ParapléjicosToledoSpain

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