CogReha

BCI NEUROTECHNOLOGY FOR NOVEL REHABILITATION APPROACHES IN STROKE-INDUCED COGNITIVE DEFECTS


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Summary

CogReha is an interdisciplinary collaborative project which translates neurotechnology methods into concrete neurological research questions. The main goal of the CogReha project is to develop and evaluate brain-computer interface (BCI) based assessment and training protocols for patients with cognitive deficits after stroke. After considering several types of cognitive deficits in the first phase of the project, CogReha has focussed on patients in the chronic state with language deficits (aphasia), for whom we have developed and implemented an auditory, BCI-based training protocol. During the training, patients receive feedback about their task-relevant brain activity. Feasibility and user acceptance of this protocol has been shown in a study with 20 normally aged controls. The effects of the language training upon stroke-induced aphasia currently is evaluated in an ongoing study. Here, stroke patients undergo several sessions of a novel BCI-supported training approach, while their language status is clinically assessed to compare pre- vs. post training status.


Project Publications

Journals

Höhne, Tangermann (2014). “​Towards User-Friendly Spelling with an Auditory Brain-Computer Interface: The CharStreamer Paradigm​”. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98322.

Hübner, Schall, Prange and Tangermann (2018), "​Eyes-closed increases the usability brain-computer interfaces based on auditory event-related potentials​", Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Vol. 12, pp. 391. 

Peer-reviewed conference publications

Tangermann, Schnorr, Musso (2014). “​Towards Aphasia Rehabilitation with BCI​”. Proc. of the 6th Int. BCI Conference, Graz. DOI:10.3217/978-3-85125-378-8-93

Musso, Bambadian, Denzer, Umarova, Hübner and Tangermann (2016). ​"​​A novel BCI based rehabilitation approach for aphasia rehabilitation​"​​, In Proceedings of the Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Graz, p. 104. 

Bamdadian, Denzer, Musso, Tangermann (2016). “​ERP Responses of the Elderly for Bisyllabic Word Stimuli​”. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Graz, p. 180.

Marrett, Wronkiewicz, Tangermann, Lee (2016). A User-Focused Study of Auditory P300 Brain-Computer Interface Design. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Graz, p. 17.

Castaño-Candamil, Bamdadian, Kübel, Umarova, Tangermann (2016). “​ERP Features Correlate with Reaction Time in a Covert-Attention Task”​. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Graz, p. 179.

Umarova, Castaño-Candamil, Bamdadian, Kübel, Musso, Kloeppel, Tangermann (2016). “​BCI-Approach for Cognitive Rehabilitation in Stroke: Pilot Data from Patient with Spatial Neglect”​. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Graz, p. 135.

Musso, Tangermann, Bamdadian, Denzer, Hübner, Rijntjes, Umarova, Spende, Weiller (2016). “​Using brain computer interface for feedback in aphasia treatment: proof-of-concept.​“ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie (DGN),  FV 656. 

Hübner, Tangermann (2017). “​Challenging the assumption that auditory event-related otentials are independent and identically distributed​.” Proceedings of the 7th International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Asilomar, pp. 192-197.

Tangermann, Hübner, Schwarzkopf, Weiller, Musso (2018). “​Effects on language ability induced by BCI-based training of patients with aphasia​”, Proc. of the 7th Int. BCI Meeting, Asilomar.

Musso, Hübner, Schwarzkopf, Weiller, Tangermann (2018). “​A novel aphasia training based on brain-computer interfac​e”. European Stroke Journal, Vol. 3(1S), pp. 205-206.

Hübner, Schwarzkopf, Musso, Tangermann (2018). “​BCI-based Language Training Induces Changes in ERP Responses in Chronic Post-stroke Aphasia Patients​”. Proc. of the 7th Int. BCI Meeting, Asilomar.

Musso, Hübner, Schwarzkopf, Weiller, Tangermann (2018). “​Evidence for language-specificity of a BCI-based language training​”. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: Academy of Aphasia 56th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2018.228.00069

Musso, Hübner, Schwarzkopf, Weiller, Tangermann (2018). “​A BCI-supported online language training: A novel and effective approach for training basic and distinctive aspects of language-processing​”. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie (DGN) Abstract available from www.dgnvirtualmeeting.org/users/48240.