Recent advances in scalp electroencephalography (EEG) as a neuroimaging tool have now allowed researchers to overcome technical challenges and movement restrictions typical in traditional neuroimaging studies.  Fortunately, recent mobile EEG devices have enabled studies involving cognition and motor control in natural environments that require mobility, such as during art perception and production in a museum setting, and during locomotion tasks.


Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (MoBI) technology was deployed at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MARCO) in Monterrey, México, in an effort to collect Electroencefalographic (EEG) data from large numbers (N = ~1200) of participants and allow the study of the brain’s response to artistic stimuli, as part of the studies developed by University of Houston (TX, USA) and Tecnológico de Monterrey (MTY, México).


Previous neuroimaging research has been traditionally confined to strict laboratory environments due to the limits of technology. Only recently have more studies emerged exploring the use of mobile brain imaging outside the laboratory. This study uses electroencephalography (EEG) and signal processing techniques to provide new opportunities for studying mobile subjects moving outside of the laboratory and in real world settings. The purpose of this study was to document the current viability of using high density EEG for mobile brain imaging both indoors and outdoors.