Integrating virtual agents in BCI neurofeedback systems: - Invited talk
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Authors: Cavazza, M. et al.
Journal: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
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.