Section: Application Domains

Applications of M/EEG

Clinical domain: Diagnosis of neurological disorders

The dream of all M/EEG researchers is to alleviate the need for invasive recordings (electrocorticograms or intracerebral electrodes), which are often necessary prior to brain surgery, in order to precisely locate both pathological and vital functional areas. We are involved in this quest, particularly through our collaborations with the La Timone hospital in Marseille.

Subtopics include:

  • Diagnosis of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, tinnitus, ...

  • Presurgical planning of brain surgery.

  • Collaboration with the Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes on these topics http://ins.univ-amu.fr/fr/.

Cognitive research

  • Aims at better understanding the brain spatio-temporal organisation.

  • Collaboration with the Laboratory for Neurobiology of Cognition in order to develop methods that suit their needs for sophisticated data analysis.

Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) aim to allow direct control of external devices using brain signals such as measured through EEG. In our project, BCI can be seen as an application of EEG processing techniques, but also as an object of fundamental and applied research as they open the way for more dynamical and active brain cognitive protocols.

We develop a research collaboration with the eemagine/ANT-Neuro company. We collaborate with Nice University Hospital on the usage of BCI-based communication for ALS(Nice University Hospital hosts a regional reference center for patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) patients.