Integrating virtual agents in BCI neurofeedback systems: - Invited talk

Marc Cavazza, Fred Charles, Stephen W. Gilroy, Julie Porteous, Gabor Aranyi, Gal Raz, Nimrod Jakob Keynan, Avihay Cohen, Gilan Jackont, Yael Jacob, Eyal Soreq, Ilana Klovatch, Talma Hendler

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The recent development of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) to Virtual World has resulted in a growing interest in realistic visual feedback. In this paper, we investigate the potential role of Virtual Agents in neurofeedback systems, which constitute an important paradigm for BCI. We discuss the potential impact of virtual agents on some important determinants of neurofeedback in the context of affective BCI. Throughout the paper, we illustrate our presentation with two fully implemented neurofeedback prototypes featuring virtual agents: the first is an interactive narrative in which the user empathises with the character through neurofeedback; the second recreates a natural environment in which crowd behaviour becomes a metaphor for arousal and the user engages in emotional regulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 Virtual Reality International Conference, VRIC 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450326261
StatePublished - 9 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 Virtual Reality International Conference, VRIC 2014 - Laval, France
Duration: 9 Apr 201411 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2014 Virtual Reality International Conference, VRIC 2014


  • Affective computing
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Neurofeedback
  • Virtual reality


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