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Related Event – Brendan Allison Back at Duke on May 17th

Brendan Z. Allison (Institute for Knowledge Discovery, Laboratory of Brain Computer Interfaces, University of Graz, Austria) will be back at Duke on May 17th running a BCI workshop with Leslie Collins‘ lab (SSPACISS).  This workshop is open to the public.  More information can be found HERE.

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Audio Recording (with PowerPoint) of April 19th Meeting – Henning Schmidgen

Audio Recording of the April 19th Sawyer Seminar Meeting with Henning Schmidgen is now available: Henning Schmidgen Audio Recording as well as the accompanying PowerPoint Presentation.



Talk by Henning Schmidgen on Thursday, April 19th at 4:30pm

On Thursday, April 19th, from 4:30pm-6:30pm in Friedl 225, Henning Schmidgen (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science) will give the talk,
“The Donders Machine: Matter, Signs, and Time in a Physiological Experiment, ca. 1865.″  Preparatory reading can be found here:

Coffee and afternoon refreshments will be available.

Photos of April 11th Meeting – Brendan Allison

Photos of the April 11th Sawyer Seminar Meeting with Brendan Allison.  A video recording synced with his PowerPoint presentation from April 11th will be uploaded in a few weeks.

Brendan demonstrating the electrode cap at lunch:


The members of the Sawyer Seminar try on the electrode cap:




Related Event – Brendan Allison’s ECE Seminar April 10th at 2:45pm

On Tuesday, April 10th at 2:45pm in CIEMAS, Schiciano Auditorium Side BBrendan Allison, Ph.D. (Institute for Knowledge Discovery, Laboratory of Brain Computer Interfaces Graz University of Technology , Austria) will give the ECE Seminar “Talking from the front of the head: The changing face of “P300” BCIs“.

P300 BCIs have been prevalent in BCI research for almost 25 years. Until very recently, all P300 BCIs relied on the canonical “flash” paradigm, in which users count each time a target letter flashes. Different research groups have recently shown that P300 BCIs function better when characters move, change color, change to faces, or change in other ways. These manipulations generally do not enhance the P300 as much as other components of the ERP, such as the N200 or N400. Hence, so-called “P300” BCIs will probably look significantly different in the next few years. The canonical flash approach is dying, which is a major change in the dominant paradigm.

Refreshments provided.  Hosted by Leslie Collins.

Talk by Brendan Allison on Wednesday, April 11th at 4:30pm

On Wednesday, April 11th, from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the Smith Warehouse Garage, Brendan Z. Allison (Institute for Knowledge Discovery, Laboratory of Brain Computer Interfaces, University of Graz, Austria) will give the talk, “BCI 2020: Big Contentious Issues in Brain-Computer Interface Research Today and Tomorrow”

*co-presented by the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS)*

Coffee and refreshments will be available.

Brendan will also be giving a talk at Leslie Collins’ lab at 2:30pm on Tuesday, April 10th.

Two papers co-written by Brendan Allison also available: Nijholt et al 2011 – BCIs Can Multimodality Help and Allison et al – Toward smarter BCIs

Audio Recording of March 29th Meeting – Joshua Kates

Audio Recording of the March 29th Sawyer Seminar Meeting with Joshua Kates is now available: Joshua Kates Audio Recording