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Abstract #1565

Real-Time Single-Trial BOLD Response Detection for Visual Attention at 7T

Patrik Andersson1, Jeroen C. Siero1,2, Josien PW Pluim1, Max A. Viergever1, Nick F. Ramsey2

1UMC Utrecht, Image Sciences Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2UMC Utrecht, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Utrecht, Netherlands

Using high-field (7T) fMRI we have investigated the possibility of using visuospatial attention as a control-method for Brain-Computer-Interfaces. A visual attention localizer task was first used to determine the cortical regions that respond to visual attention. A control signal based on the activation in these regions was subsequently used as real-time feedback to the subjects.