Quantifying and Overcoming the Effect of Distractions on Cognitive Load in Brain-Computer Interfaces

Testing a Communication Device on Typically Developing Participants


We are looking to measure changes in brain activity during a mental task, and whether this activity is altered when the individual is distracted. This study aims to enhance the real-world applicability of a technology that can allow persons with severe motor impairments to communicate and interact with their environment. Brain electrical activity will be measured using a non-invasive technique called electroencephalography (EEG).


Tom Chau, PhD, PEng


This study is no longer recruiting.

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If you have any questions, please contact Zahra Emami at zahra.emami@mail.utoronto.ca or (416) 425-6200 ext. 3270.

Funding Agency

Bloorview Research Institute

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