The Neurodynamics of Brain & Behavior group is dedicated to research cognitive behavior of animals and humans including the use of molecular genetic or behavioural genetic approaches, to studies that involve the use of brain imaging techniques, to apply dynamic mathematical and computational models, to neuroethological studies. Present studies aim to:
- Model interpersonal or social coordination between animal-human, human-human and human-robot interaction.
- Monitor synchronous and asynchronous neural activities in deep brain regions.
- Use wireless EEG and dry electrodes to allow for direct brain-computer interface by using brain waves to interact with the computer.
- Work on discovering brain-wave properties and translating them into applicable forms for clinical forums.
- Use high density EEG array in deep brain architecture to support in neurological health care.
The research has three prongs of use:
- video/computer gaming;
- to support people with disabilities or physical constraints, such as the elderly; and
- to improve control of complex machinery, such as an aircraft and other military and civilian uses.
The direct brain-computer interface would give those with physical constraints or those operating complex machinery “extra arms.”
The technology we use are, a nonintrusive technique, a scalp EEG – an array of electrodes put on the head like a hat. This will allow for direct brain-computer interface by using brain waves to interact with the computer as like keyboard-fewer computers that eliminates the need for hand or voice interaction. What’s becoming a reality is that you can talk to the computer and it talks back to you. We have the laboratory experiments as far as the neuroscience is concerned with collaborators at Berkeley, Florida, Taiwan and locally with Le Bonheur.
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