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Hyper Interaction Viability Experiments

Objetivo

Could computers someday interact directly with the human brain? The vision of this four-year project is that in the next 50 years we will witness the coming of age of technologies for fluent brain-computer and computer-mediated brain-to-brain interaction. While recent BCI research has delivered important breakthroughs in brain-to-computer transmission, little has been achieved in the other direction––computer-controlled brain stimulation. Our goal is to research stimulation paradigms to design, develop and test a new generation of more powerful and controllable non-invasive brain stimulation technologies. Starting from current distribution and multi-scale neuron-current interaction modelling and stimulation experiments using tDCS, TMS, EEG and fMRI in different scenarios, the project will develop multisite transcranial current stimulation technologies implementing real time EEG monitoring and feedback. We will explore high-level communication using stimulation, stimulation during different states of consciousness, stimulation and therapy, as well as 'sense synthesis', that is, the construction of new perceptions deriving from sensors interacting directly with brains through stimulation systems––all with the goal of probing the limits of non-invasive computer-to-brain interfaces. WP1 will focus on biophysical modelling aspects, WP2 and WP3 will carry out stimulation experiments with animals and humans, and WP4 will integrate the results to develop and test new multisite technologies for interaction––both hardware and software. WP5 will organise two workshops and carry out dissemination and socio-ethical impact analysis tasks, while WP6 will cover technical and administrative management aspects. Given the fundamental role of interaction in human experience, advances in this area can deliver breakthrough information society technologies of great value in addition to advancing the state-of-the-art in fundamental neuroscience research, neurology diagnosis and therapy.
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Coordinador

STARLAB BARCELONA SL

Dirección

Avenida Tibidabo 47 Bis
08035 Barcelona

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Tipo de actividad

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Aportación de la UE

€ 539 452

Contacto administrativo

Giulio Ruffini (Dr.)

Participantes (6)

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CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN

Alemania

Aportación de la UE

€ 330 810

UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

España

Aportación de la UE

€ 283 329

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

Francia

Aportación de la UE

€ 265 065

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Grecia

Aportación de la UE

€ 304 974

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP

Portugal

Aportación de la UE

€ 191 264

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Reino Unido

Aportación de la UE

€ 385 104

Información del proyecto

Identificador del acuerdo de subvención: 222079

Estado

Proyecto cerrado

  • Fecha de inicio

    1 Septiembre 2008

  • Fecha de finalización

    31 Octubre 2012

Financiado con arreglo a:

FP7-ICT

  • Presupuesto general:

    € 3 012 576

  • Aportación de la UE

    € 2 299 998

Coordinado por:

STARLAB BARCELONA SL

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