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AISB event Bulletin Item

WORKSHOP: "Brain Computer interfaces", University of Reading
Contact: Anthony Portelli,

The University of Reading will be hosting a BCI workshop in conjunction with g.tec on Friday 15th April.


The aim is to demonstrate and showcase what is achievable with BCI, deliver basic training on the setup 
and how to train and apply a classifier to various commonly targeted potentials. It will be hands on and
interactive with a number of core members of the g.tec team and several sets of equipment which should be 
able to accommodate a maximum of 30 people.

Attendees will learn about...

         Definition of a Brain-Computer Interface 

         The EEG, non-invasive recording of brain activity 

         Invasive recordings with ECoG 

         Assets and drawbacks of EEG-based BCI 

         BCI approaches: the slow cortical potentials 

         BCI approaches: oscillatory activity, alpha-, mu- and beta rhythms 

         BCI approaches: steady-state evoked potentials 

         BCI approaches: the P-300 approach 

         Limits of speed and accuracy with EEG-based BCI applications 

         Introduction to required hard- and software 

         Practical introduction: electrode montage, EEG recording 

         Live BCI-experiment with volunteer subject(s) 

         Videos: examples of BCI applications 


This workshop will follow the successful format from the g.tec's BCI WORKSHOP at the SfN 2010 and cover a full day (7 to 8 hours).

Start time: 9:00 am

Lunch: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Registration is free but places are limited. Please email Anthony Portelli (
if you wish to register to attend this event. Please introduce yourself and inform us of any dietary requirements. 
If you need car parking facilities, please provide the make, model, and registration number.

Useful Info
How to get to us:

Campus maps:

Local hotels and guest houses:

Kind regards, 

Local organising team.