Title: Cognition in action: imaging brain/body dynamics in mobile humans
Authors: Gramann, Klaus
Gwin, Joseph T.
Ferris, Daniel P.
Oie, Kelvin
Jung, Tzyy-Ping
Lin, Chin-Teng
Liao, Lun-De
Makeig, Scott
Department of Computer Science
Brain Research Center
Keywords: EEG;embodied cognition;independent component analysis (ICA);mobile brain imaging;wireless dry electrodes
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2011
Abstract: We have recently developed a mobile brain imaging method (MoBI), that allows for simultaneous recording of brain and body dynamics of humans actively behaving in and interacting with their environment. A mobile imaging approach was needed to study cognitive processes that are inherently based on the use of human physical structure to obtain behavioral goals. This review gives examples of the tight coupling between human physical structure with cognitive processing and the role of supraspinal activity during control of human stance and locomotion. Existing brain imaging methods for actively behaving participants are described and new sensor technology allowing for mobile recordings of different behavioral states in humans is introduced. Finally, we review recent work demonstrating the feasibility of a MoBI system that was developed at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, demonstrating the range of behavior that can be investigated with this method.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/RNS.2011.047
ISSN: 0334-1763
DOI: 10.1515/RNS.2011.047
Volume: 22
Issue: 6
Begin Page: 593
End Page: 608
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