Mobile electroencephalography (EEG) is an exciting new technology which lets us measure electrical brain activity outside the laboratory, i.e. in everyday settings. This provides huge potential for applied brain research which can be conducted in everyday life situations. This paper forms part of a special issue on the challenges and opportunities mobile EEG technology brings to human neuroscience research. In this review Annette Sterr and collaborators examine how mobile EEG can be used to train brain responses associated with the imagination of movement through neurofeedback. Motor imagery is an important tool in rehabilitation and sports, and is also a candidate for the control of electronic devices through thought. Being able to train the brain to imagine movements will help to make these applications and interventions much more effective in the future.
Kranczioch, C., Zich, C., Schierholz, I. & Sterr, A. (in press). Mobile EEG and its potential to promote the theory and application of imagery-based motor rehabilitation. International Journal of Psychophysiology.