At Groningen University, three departments
are currently joining efforts in the area of brain-computer
interfacing. Recent findings in cognitive neuroscience indicate
that imagined movement or targeted imagination may result in
detectable EEG patterns such that movement-control signals may be derived.
The research groups from Human-Movement Sciences, Experimental Psychology and
Artificial Intelligence cooperate in exploring both the fundamentals
of brain state and EEG as well as the new possibilities which exist
in "mind" control of devices. In its simplest form, it has already
been shown by Wolpaw and other groups, that movement control of the
computer mouse by imagined motion is possible, in principle.