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Electroencephalograph (EEG)-based brain-computer interfaces (BCI's) require on-line detection of mental states from spontaneous EEG signals. In this framework, Surface Laplacian (SL) transformation of EEG signals has proved to improve the recognition scores of imagined motor activity. The results we obtained in the first year of an European project named Adaptive Brain Interfaces (ABI) suggest that: 1) the detection of mental imagined activity can be obtained by using the Signal Space Projection (SSP) method as a classifier and 2) a particular type of electrodes can be used in such a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) device, reconciling the benefits of SL wave- forms and the need for the use of few electrodes. Recognition of mental activity was attempted on both raw and SL-transformed EEG data from five healthy people performing two mental tasks, namely imagined right and left hand movements.

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Authors: BABILONI ET AL, Universita "La Sapienza", Rome, (IT);MILLIAN ET AL, ISIS, JRC, Ispra (IT);VARSTA ET AL, Universitry of Technology, Espoo (FI);BIANCHI ET AL, IRCCS "S. Lucia", Rome (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: IEEE Transactions On Rehabilitation Engineering, vol 8, no.2 pp 186-188
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