Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Using LaTeX

To get started with LaTeX you first need to install it. Then an IDE is a good idea. It is possible to write raw tex but there are several great packages that make the task a lot easier. I'm going to use texmaker on the mac and this program works on Apple, Microsoft and Linux operating systems. It is also free and open source, of course.

To start a LaTeX document with texmaker, we can use the 'Quick Start' wizard and put in author and title as well as choose some other options. These chosen options end up in the preamble of the created tex document. As most of my writting involves referencing, I usually start up a bibtex file at the same time. The \use package{natbib} goes in the preamble and \bibliographystyle{humannat} goes before the \bibliography{path_to_bib}, which goes at the end before \end{document}


\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{natbib}


\author{Alistair Walsh}
\title{Neurofeedback Non-Learners and Brain Computer Interface Illiteracy. 
Epidemiology, identifying features and differentiation.}

\begin{document}
 
\maketitle
 
\begin{abstract}

Not everyone who is provided training in neurofeedback can learn cortical control 
nor that tries to operate a brain computer interface is able to. 
This inability is refered to in NFB as NFB non-learning and in BCI as BCI-illiteracy. 
Very little has been written on this area yet it affects an estimated 30\% to 50\
of participants. It has been suggested that various attributes can be used to identify 
NFB-nonlearning and BCI-illiteracy. These include  high hand dexterity, 
external locus of control, high hypnotisability, high disassociative index, 
and strong reward response. Discovering the  reason for some not learning 
cortical control would be of benefit to those receiving treatment and would 
inform the field on the mechanism behind cortical control. It would also possibly 
improve the techniques of teaching it.
 
\end{abstract}

\section{Introduction}


\citet{Grubler:2014aa} in a paper involving both patients and 
clinicians, the possible ethical concerns were raised.

\citet{Suk:2014aa} estimated the incidence of BCI-illiteracy at around 20\%

\citet{Ahn:2013aa} in a large study of 52 people, suggested that high theta and 
low alpha might predict BCI-I


\bibliographystyle{humannat}
\bibliography{/Users/Wintermute/Dropbox/research_2015/
litreview_BCI-illiteracy/BCI-illiteracy}

\end{document}
 
Results in the following Document