Movement Decoding from EEG: Target or Direction?

Gernot Müller-Putz, Lukas Peicha, Patrick Ofner

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Arm movements have already been decoded non-invasively from electroencephalography (EEG) signals. In this study we analyzed whether the target or the movement direction of the arm can be decoded from the EEG. Ten healthy subjects executed right arm movements to one out of two targets and simultaneously received feedback on a computer screen. We then inverted the feedback movements to analyze if the EEG carries information about the target or about the movement direction. We found two groups, one encoding the target and one encoding first the movement direction followed by the target. These findings are relevant for the development of future motor neuroprostheses and non-invasive robotic arm control.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2017
Event7th Graz BCI Conference 2017: From Vision to Reality - Graz, Austria
Duration: 18 Sept 201722 Sept 2017


Conference7th Graz BCI Conference 2017

Fields of Expertise

  • Human- & Biotechnology

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)


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