g.tec Functional Mapping with the ECoG workshop: Current and future applications of BCI technology

About the Workshop

This workshop highlights practical aspects of passive functional mapping using electro-corticographic (ECoG) signals. The functional mapping of the eloquent cortex is important prior to invasive brain surgery. Many studies over the past decade have shown that ECoG activity in the high gamma band is a reliable indicator of local task-related cortical activity, and could thus complement existing methods for functional mapping, such as electrical cortical stimulation (ECS) mapping or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Topics of the workshops are the (i) acquisition of ECoG in clinical environments, (ii) suitable electrodes, connectors, amplification technologies, (iii) experimental paradigms, (iv) real-time feature extraction, (v) real-time mapping using cortiQ technology, (vi) topographic arrangement and (vii) validation with electrical current stimulation and fMRI


Dr. Kyousuke Kamada, Asahikawa Medical University, Japan, expert for high gamma mapping with ECoG in the OR

Dr. Gerwin Schalk, Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, USA, expert for functional mapping with the ECoG

Dr. Christoph Guger, CEO g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Austria, developer of real-time brain computer interfaces

DI Christoh Kapeller, PhD student at Guger Technologies OG, Austria and developer of ECoG based BCIs

Attached to the 44th annual meeting of SFN

SfN's 44th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers.

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 156

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for people interested in learning about state-of-the-art in functional mapping with the ECoG and for people who are interested in combining ECoG technology to their field of expertise. The workshop contains material about brain-computer interfacing, high-gamma mapping, electrical cortical stimulation, fMRI, intraoperative monitoring. Participants will be informed about current and future trends in functional mapping with the ECoG.

Time Schedule

6:30-7:00 Hardware and software requirements for functional mapping with the ECoG. (Christoph Guger)

7:00-7:30 Brain mapping by real-time visualization of high-gamma activity during awake craniotomy. (Kyousuke Kamada)

7:30-8:00 Functional mapping in epilespy and ECoG control for brain-computer interfaces. (Gerwin Schalk)

8:00-8:30 Validation of functional mapping with fMRI and ECS and future trends. (Christoph Kapeller)


To register please contact , because space is limited.

Relevant links

State of Art in BCI research: The BCI Award 2010 book chapter
BCI videos: New results from g.tec and many others