By Topic

EEG-based communication and control: short-term role of feedback

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
D. J. McFarland ; State Univ. of New York, Albany, NY, USA ; L. M. McCane ; J. R. Wolpaw

When people learn to control the amplitudes of certain electroencephalogram (EEG) components (e.g., the 8-12 Hz μ-rhythm over sensorimotor cortex) and use them to move a cursor to a target on a video screen, feedback about performance is normally provided by cursor movement and by trial outcome (i.e., success or failure). The authors assessed the short-term effects of this feedback on EEG control. After subjects received initial training with feedback present, feedback was removed intermittently for periods of several minutes. Subjects still displayed EEG control when feedback was removed. Removal of cursor movement alone appeared to have effects comparable to removal of both cursor movement and trial outcome. These results show that, in the short-term at least, μ-rhythm control is not dependent on the sensory input provided by cursor movement. They also suggest that feedback can have inhibitory as well as facilitatory effects on EEG control, and that these effects vary across subjects. This finding has implications for the design of training procedures

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 1 )