Cortical oscillatory dynamics of tactile selective sensation - for a novel type of somatosensory Brain-computer Interface

Abstract

In this study, cortical oscillatory dynamics with respect to tactile selective sensation tasks were investigated. Subjects were required to perform three tactile attention tasks, prompted by cues presented in random order and while both wrists were simultaneously stimulated: 1) selective sensation of the left hand (SS-L), 2) selective sensation of the right hand (SS-R), 3) bilateral selective sensation (SS-B). Even-related (de)synchronization (ERD/ERS) analysis revealed a clear contralateral activation of somatosensory cortex during the SS-L and SS-R tasks, and a bilateral activation during SS-B tasks. Additionally, we found a clear ERS in occipital region of the brain during all the SS tasks. Diverse activation pattern among SS-L, SS-R and SS-B offers novel brain signals for somatosensory Brain-computer Interfaces.

DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037158

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@article{Yao2017CorticalOD, title={Cortical oscillatory dynamics of tactile selective sensation - for a novel type of somatosensory Brain-computer Interface}, author={Lin Yao and Mei Lin Chen and Xinjun Sheng and Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting and Xiangyang Zhu and Dario Farina and Ning Jiang}, journal={Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference}, year={2017}, volume={2017}, pages={1656-1659} }