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(note wiki contains some useful clues re previous neuro research at Noisebridge ... For example, the Analog_EEG_Amp page describes some project ideas and work done by others here in 2012)

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Current Discussion

Discussion agenda as of 21 August 2013 - proposal to explore readings relating to all of that funny heady heavy Statistical and other Mathematical Methods for EEG Analysis (& maybe other areas of computational neuroscience research in general) .... Stuff and nonsense. And statistics.

Some articles etc for inspection and selection if worthwhile material for more in-depth study of math, analytical methods and models, etc:


http://neuro.hut.fi/~pavan/home/Hyvarinen2010_FourierICA_Neuroimage.pdf - "Independent component analysis of short-time Fourier transforms for spontaneous EEG/MEG analysis" -- Aapo Hyvarinen, Pavan Ramkumar, Lauri Parkkonen, Riitta Hari - paper published in Neuroimage vol 49 (2010)

File:Schak99InstantaneousCoherenceStroopTask.pdf -- "Instantaneous EEG Coherence Analysis During the Stroop Task" -- Schack et al 1999

File:KulaichevCoherence.pdf -- "The Informativeness of Coherence Analysis in EEG Studies" -- A. P. Kulaichev 2009 note: interesting critical perspective re limitations, discussion of alternative analytics


OpenSource Machine Learning Algs from NG @MIT
Consumer grade EEG used to see "P300" reponse and for thoes with a short attention span tldr
(discussed at meetup Wednesday 31 July 2013)
"Coherent EEG Indicators of Cognitive Binding During Ambiguous Figure Tasks" Klemm, Li, and Hernandez 2000
File:CoherentEEGAmbiguousFigureBinding.pdf
"We tested the hypothesis that perception of an alternative image in ambiguous figures would be manifest as high-frequency (gamma) components that become synchronized over multiple scalp sites as a "cognitive binding" process occurs."


art, dream, and eeg


mind v brain, hobson v solms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activation-synthesis_hypothesis
File:HobsomREMDreamProtoconsciousness.pdf

"Hobson and McCarley originally proposed in the 1970s that the differences in the waking-NREM-REM sleep cycle was the result of interactions between aminergic REM-off cells and cholinergic REM-on cells.[4] This was perceived as the activation-synthesis model, stating that brain activation during REM sleep results in synthesis of dream creation.[1][1] Hobson's five cardinal characteristics include: intense emotions, illogical content, apparent sensory impressions, uncritical acceptance of dream events, and difficulty in being remembered."


Berkeley Labs

Gallant Group
Walker Group
Palmer Group

Sleep Research

Comment on the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events

random tangents

(following previous discussion) - we might select a few to study in more depth (... or not! Plenty more to explore - suggestions (random or otherwise) are welcome.

stereoscopic perception:


some (maybe) interesting background on Information Theory (cool title...)

Claude Shannon: "Communication in the Presence of Noise"
File:Shannon noise.pdf
"We will call a system that transmits without errors at the rate C an ideal system.
 Such a system cannot be achieved with any finite encoding process
 but can be approximated as closely as desired."

wikipedia etc quick reads:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eeg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neural_synchronization
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event-related_potentials
http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Spike-and-wave_oscillations
http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Thalamocortical_oscillations

Previously

Masahiro's EEG Device/IBVA Software

and ... open source hardware design and kits on instructables.com

Puzzlebox - Opensource BCI Developers

Morgan from GazzLab @ MissionBay/UCSF


https://github.com/gazzlab

Let's ease into a lightweight "journal club" discussion with this technical report from NeuroSky.

Name: A user-friendly SSVEP-based brain-computer interface using a time-domain classifier, Luo A and Sullivan TJ 2010

URL: File:NeuroSkyVEP.pdf

Please add your comments & questions here.

Background Reading

http://nanosouffle.net/ (view into Arxiv.org)

Name: Hunting for Meaning after Midnight, Miller 2007

URL: <http://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/neuro/attachments/20130501/4b992eb6/attachment-0002.pdf>

Name: Broken mirrors, Ram, VS, & Oberman, LM, 2006, Nov

URL: <http://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/neuro/attachments/20130501/4b992eb6/attachment-0003.pdf>

Ramachandran Critique

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/11/06/whats-so-special-about-mirror-neurons/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2773693/

Sleep/Dream Studies

http://www.cns.atr.jp/dni/en/publications/

NeuroSky Docs

File:NeuroSkyDongleProtocol.pdf

File:NeuroSkyCommunicationsProtocol.pdf

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