Neuroimaging-based approaches in the brain-computer interface

Byoung Kyong Min, Matthew J. Marzelli, Seung Schik Yoo

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Techniques to enable direct communication between the brain and computers/machines, such as the brain-computer interface (BCI) or the brain-machine interface (BMI), are gaining momentum in the neuroscientific realm, with potential applications ranging from medicine to general consumer electronics. Noninvasive BCI techniques based on neuroimaging modalities are reviewed in terms of their methodological approaches as well as their similarities and differences. Trends in automated data interpretation through machine learning algorithms are also introduced. Applications of functional neuromodulation techniques to BCI systems would allow for bidirectional communication between the brain and the computer. Such bidirectional interfaces can relay information directly from one brain to another using a computer as a medium, ultimately leading to the concept of a brain-to-brain interface (BBI).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-560
Number of pages9
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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