The NeuroG Development Team Announces the First Publication of the Methods for Using the Consumer EEG Device for Recognizing Imagined Visual Images

London, United Kingdom, July 12, 2011 --( The paper titled “Brain-Computer Interface Based on Generation of Visual Images” published in PloS One, a popular open access peer-reviewed scientific journal ( Hyperlink "" describes some of the methods used for development of – a web-based system for recognizing imagined visual images using a simple consumer EEG device.

“NeuroG's innovative work with the Emotiv Epoc EEG system is very impressive. We are greatly encouraged by their progress in forging the road to developing the first web-based application for recognizing imagined visual images. We look forward to continuing and strengthening our partnership with NeuroG, as the Emotiv Epoc will be officially available in Russia soon. Emotiv congratulates NeuroG on their published manuscript. This is ground breaking work that NeuroG has undertaken with new research avenues and it is great to see that it has been peer reviewed and published. " -Walter De Brouwer, CEO, Emotiv Europe

“We are very excited to finally see our manuscript published. Our team made significant progress with new algorithm development since it was submitted. We developed a web-based system for using Epoc EEG in the remote environment, transferred our server infrastructure into a cloud, tested many new algorithms for recognizing imagined visual images, image-based neurosearch and several social network applications,” said Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, NeuroG director of technology.

About NeuroG
The NeuroG project is currently a non-profit research initiative dedicated to the study of neuroinformatics using inexpensive and easy to use electroencephalography devices. In mid-2009 an independent team of scientsts from the Institute for Higher Nervous Activity, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow State University and other institutions collaborated on the project for recognizing imagined visual images using EEG and fMRI. Initially, professional laboratory equipment was used, but later the team adopted Emotiv Epoc, a simple consumer EEG device. The website was launched in April and the paper in PLoS One was published in June 2011. The aim of is to aggregate a large database of EEG profile – image associations for development of more advanced algorithms for EEG profile analysis. The group aims to develop universal algoritms for recognizing imagined visual images and design new neuroinformatics tools to be used in the study of age-related diseases, psychology and in social networks.

About Emotiv
Emotiv is a neuroengineering company that has brought to market a breakthrough interface technology for digital media taking inputs directly from the brain. This technology utterly transforms the way we interact with computers. Emotiv's vision is to revolutionize human-computer input in the same way the graphic user interface did 20 years ago.

Applications for the Emotiv technology and interface span an amazing variety of potential industries - from gaming to interactive television, everyday computer interactions, hands-free control systems, smart adaptive environments, art, accessibility design, market research, psychology, medicine, robotics, automotive, transport safety, defense and security. Plans for introducing Emotiv into these and other broad realms are well established with developers and researchers in over 70 countries already working with the technology.

Walter De Brouwer is the CEO of Emotiv Europe and will be working on strategic relationships and partnerships with companies in the EU.

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