Motor Imagery BCI with Auditory Feedback as a Mechanism for Assessment and Communication in Disorders of Consciousness

Damien Coyle, Jacqueline Stow, Karl McCreadie, Nadia Sciacca, Jacinta McElligott, Áine Carroll

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In this chapter, we present a method for auditory feedback of sensorimotor rhythms during motor imagery using a brain-computer interface (BCI) framework. We present an overview of results of four patients who have disorders of consciousness, showing the ability of the systems to detect differences in binary motor imagery related rhythms and how feedback may influence a patient’s ability to modulate sensorimotor activity over multiple sessions of training with real-time visual and auditory feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrain-Computer Interface Research
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2017



  • BCI
  • brain-computer interface
  • DoC
  • disorders of consciousness
  • MCS
  • minimally conscious state
  • CRS-R
  • Coma Recovery Scale Revised
  • VS
  • vegetative sate
  • EEG
  • electroencephalography
  • SMR
  • Sensorimotor rhythms
  • MI
  • Motor imagery
  • WHIM
  • Wessex Head Index Measurement

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