Progress in the field of Brain-Computer Interaction: scientists take BCI research out of the lab and into the real world

15 January 2021 News Valérie Callaghan
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Matthias Hohmann (right) with a test subject in the course of the MYND research project

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen and the University of Vienna have introduced MYND, an open-source software that allows people to participate in brain-computer interaction (BCI) research from home, without expert supervision. Their research could take the field a decisive step forward: MYND can complement laboratory-based basic research with human-computer interaction experiments in a range of real-life environments. The researchers are confident their approach will provide a viable basis for further research on accessible use of BCI in daily life.


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