Review of the BCI competition IV

M. Tangermann, K. Müller, A. Aertsen, N. Birbaumer, C. Braun, C. Brunner, R. Leeb, C. Mehring, K. Miller, G. Müller Putz, G. Nolte, G. Pfurtscheller, H. Preissl, G. Schalk, A. Schlögl, C. Vidaurre, S. Waldert, B. Blankertz, Frontiers in Neuroscience 6 (2012).

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Tangermann, Michael; Müller, Klaus; Aertsen, Ad; Birbaumer, Niels; Braun, Christoph; Brunner, Clemens; Leeb, Robert; Mehring, Carsten; Miller, Kai; Müller Putz, Gernot; Nolte, Guido; Pfurtscheller, Gert
The BCI competition IV stands in the tradition of prior BCI competitions that aim to provide high quality neuroscientific data for open access to the scientific community. As experienced already in prior competitions not only scientists from the narrow field of BCI compete, but scholars with a broad variety of backgrounds and nationalities. They include high specialists as well as students.The goals of all BCI competitions have always been to challenge with respect to novel paradigms and complex data. We report on the following challenges: (1) asynchronous data, (2) synthetic, (3) multi-class continuous data, (4) sessionto-session transfer, (5) directionally modulated MEG, (6) finger movements recorded by ECoG. As after past competitions, our hope is that winning entries may enhance the analysis methods of future BCIs.
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The studies were in part or completely supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Fkz 01IB001A, 01GQ0850, by the German Science Foundation (DFG, contract MU 987/3-2), by the European ICT Programme Projects FP7-224631 and 216886, the World Class University Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (Grant R31-10008), the US Army Research Office [W911NF-08-1-0216 (Gerwin Schalk) and W911NF-07-1-0415 (Gerwin Schalk)] and the NIH [EB006356 (Gerwin Schalk) and EB000856 (Gerwin Schalk), the WIN-Kolleg of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research grants 01GQ0420, 01GQ0761, 01GQ0762, and 01GQ0830, German Research Foundation grants 550/B5 and C6, and by a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. This paper only reflects the authors’ views and funding agencies are not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.
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Tangermann M, Müller K, Aertsen A, et al. Review of the BCI competition IV. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2012;6. doi:10.3389/fnins.2012.00055
Tangermann, M., Müller, K., Aertsen, A., Birbaumer, N., Braun, C., Brunner, C., … Blankertz, B. (2012). Review of the BCI competition IV. Frontiers in Neuroscience. Frontiers Research Foundation.
Tangermann, Michael, Klaus Müller, Ad Aertsen, Niels Birbaumer, Christoph Braun, Clemens Brunner, Robert Leeb, et al. “Review of the BCI Competition IV.” Frontiers in Neuroscience. Frontiers Research Foundation, 2012.
M. Tangermann et al., “Review of the BCI competition IV,” Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 6. Frontiers Research Foundation, 2012.
Tangermann M, Müller K, Aertsen A, Birbaumer N, Braun C, Brunner C, Leeb R, Mehring C, Miller K, Müller Putz G, Nolte G, Pfurtscheller G, Preissl H, Schalk G, Schlögl A, Vidaurre C, Waldert S, Blankertz B. 2012. Review of the BCI competition IV. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 6, 55.
Tangermann, Michael, et al. “Review of the BCI Competition IV.” Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 6, 55, Frontiers Research Foundation, 2012, doi:10.3389/fnins.2012.00055.
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