Brain-Computer Interface and Mind-Body Awareness Training
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute|
|Start date||March 2014|
|End date||March 2016|
|Trial size||120 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02074722, 1312M46727|
Mind-Body Awareness Training (MBAT), in the forms of various yoga and meditative practices, has become increasingly prevalent due to an increase in awareness of the potential health benefits, and improvements in concentration that this training can provide to practitioners. In the present study, we investigate the role of Mind-Body Awareness Training (MBAT) in the initial learning of a sensorimotor (SMR) based Brain-Computer Interface (BCI).
The PI's hypothesis is that MBAT will improve performance in SMR based BCI.
Performance over BCI sessions
time frame: one to three months
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 64 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - 18-64 years old healthy subjects Exclusion Criteria: - History of traumatic brain injury/brain lesion, history of neurological deficit or neurodegenerative disorder, or history of epileptic seizures.
|Official title||Brain-Computer Interface and Mind-Body Awareness Training|
|Principal investigator||Bin He, PhD|
|Description||In this protocol, we will test the PI's hypothesis that MBAT including yoga will improve the ability for subjects to concentrate on control the SMR thus improving the performance of BCI. Subjects will be recruited for short term MBAT and then undergo BCI training. The performance of subjects with MBAT will be compared with those without MBAT to test the hypothesis. Procedures involved include 6 weeks yoga classes with at least 3 classes per week, and a EEG brain noninvasive brain computer interface study.|
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