Coma Science Group
We aim to improve the medical care and understanding of disorders of consciousness following an acute injury such as coma, "vegetative"/unresponsive wakefulness, minimally conscious or locked-in syndromes.
Brain-computer interface (BCI)
workshop and hands-on seminar
May 13 at Cyclotron Research Centre
BCI research is one of the most fascinating fields in neuroscience. Mental tasks or focused attention lead to changes in the brain's activity patterns which can be measured, analyzed and classified. The transformation of such changes into a control signal allows to communicate or control external devices just by thinking. An amazing technology helping patients who are about to loose any other ability to interact with their environment. This workshop informs about the major methodological approaches, technical issues, application examples, application to patient in a minimally conscious state, opportunities and limitations, current trends and many more.
This workshop is intended for people interested in learning the new skill of BCI communication and for people who are interested in combining BCI technology in their field of expertise. In a practical session, an introduction of hard- and software used for research and development will be given. Participants can perform live experiments such as P300-spelling, motor imagery BCI for rehabilitation and SSVEP control.
Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required because space is limited.
The Journal Archives Italiennes de Biologie has a special issue on Neural correlates of consciousness in pathology and healthy volunteers.
Recherchons patients avec mémoires de l'épisode de coma ou expérience proche de la mort - contact Vanessa Charland-Verville, vanessa.charland-verville at ulg.ac.be
If you want to know more about what we are doing at the Coma Science Group, you may start by reading A Flicker of Consciousness - By Eben Harrell/Liege - TIME Magazine, Nov. 28, 2011, p42-47 or, in French, Conscience es-tu là, by Sandrine Cabut - Cahier du « Monde » Samedi 30 juin 2012.
Our last publications encoded in ORBI
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Coma Science Group
Cyclotron Research Center & Neurology Dept
University of Liège
Allée du 6 août n° 8
Sart Tilman B30 - 4000 Liège - Belgium
Tel: +32 4 366 23 16
(alternatively 36 87) or 85 55 (neurology)
Fax: +32 4 366 29 46
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