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Past and Future of Multi-Mind Brain-Computer Interfaces

Valeriani, Davide and Matran-Fernandez, Ana (2018) 'Past and Future of Multi-Mind Brain-Computer Interfaces.' In: Nam, CS and Nijholt, A and Lotte, F, (eds.) Brain-Computer Interfaces Handbook: Technological and Theoretical Advances. CRC Press, 685 - 700. ISBN 9781498773430

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Abstract

The great improvements in brain–computer interface (BCI) performance that are brought upon by merging brain activity from multiple users have made this a popular strategy that allows even for human augmentation. These multi-mind BCIs have contributed in changing the role of BCIs from assistive technologies for people with disabilities into tools for human enhancement. This chapter reviews the history of multi-mind BCIs that have their root in the hyperscanning technique; the collaborative and competitive approaches; and the different ways that exist to integrate the brain signals from multiple people and optimally form groups to maximize performance. The main applications of multi-mind BCIs, including control of external devices, entertainment, and decision making, are also surveyed and discussed, in order to help the reader understand what are the most promising avenues and find the gaps that are worthy of future exploration. The chapter also provides a step-by-step tutorial to the design and implementation of a multi-mind BCI, with theoretical guidelines and a sample application.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 12:49
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 01:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21271

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