On Human–Computer Interaction in Brain–Computer Interfaces

  • Gerd GrüblerEmail author
  • Elisabeth Hildt
Part of the The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology book series (ELTE, volume 12)


In this chapter, theoretical reflections on human–computer interaction in brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) are combined with the results of an empirical investigation concerning non-invasive EEG-based BCI users’ experiences with this technology. After a short overview of transhumanist visions in the field of neurotechnology this text discusses some anthropological positions concerning interaction between man and technical devices. The focus will be on the concept of “transparency”. Then some empirical results of a pilot study which investigated BCI users’ experiences concerning human–computer interaction in BCI use are presented and discussed against the anthropological background.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MainzMainzGermany

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