Interdisciplinary Research Talk Series
by students & for students

Speakers: Chris Angeloni (’12), David Salter(’12), Victoria Corbit (‘13), and Tony Lawrence (‘13)

Date: October 5, 2011

Time and Place: 12:15pm; Hugel 100

Title: Brain-Computer Interface: “A Memory Game – with your MIND!”

Advisers: Professor Lisa Gabel (Dept. of Psychology & Program in Neuroscience) and Professor Yih-Choung Yu (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)


Electroencephalography (EEG) reads electrical activity emitted by the brain via
electrodes placed on the scalp. Using these electrodes, a P300 signal can be detected when
someone experiences a salient stimulus. We used this principle to create a brain-computer
interface (BCI) application: a computer-based memory game that participants can play
simply by focusing on the card they want to select. This type of application is just the
beginning of all of the possibilities available in the emerging field of BCI.

Sponsored by Lafayette Dean of The College, the Department of Computer Science, The Health and Life Science Program, and the National Science Foundation. Contact Person: Xiaoyan Li, Computer Science,, 610-330-5416