Semiotic Training for Brain-Computer Interfaces
Citation: Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 8, pages 921–925 (2016)
Abstract. With time education becomes more personified. New categories of learners join in educational processes and new areas of education appear. Brain-computer interfaces have good perspective to contribute to these tendencies. This technology may allow disabled people to participate in social life, including education, and may let healthy people to develop the skill of controlling brain waves. Training the skill is the object of investigation and researchers recommend taking into account human factors: general principles of learning, motivations, personal patterns and abilities (among them, spatial). Education may be a source of highly motivated training tasks. The paper treats brain-computer interface as a type of communication and argues for semiotic training that is a variant of training spatial abilities. Semiotic training have proved effectiveness in other areas of education. Theoretical background and preliminary empirical comments of the approach are considered.
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