Here are some relevant review papers for BCI research (naturally, this is not a comprehensive list)

Overview of BCI research
  • Wolpaw, J.; Birbaumer, N.; McFarland, D.; Pfurtscheller, G. & Vaughan, T., "Brain-computer interfaces for communication and control", Clinical Neurophysiology, 113, 767-791, 2002 - pdf
  • Birbaumer, N., "Breaking the silence: Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) for communication and motor control", Psychophysiology, 43, 517-532, 2006 - pdf
  • S.G. Mason, A. Bashashati, M. Fatourechi, K.F. Navarro, and G.E. Birch., "A comprehensive survey of brain interface technology designs", Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 35(2):137–169, 2007 - link
  • M.A. Lebedev, M.A.L. Nicolelis, "Brain-machine interfaces: past, present and future", Trends in Neurosciences, 29(9):536–546, 2006 - pdf
  • R. Sitaram, A. Caria and N. Birbaumer, "Hemodynamic brain–computer interfaces for communication and rehabilitation", Neural Networks, 2009 - link
  • B.Z. Allison,  E.W. Wolpaw and J.R. Wolpaw, "Brain-computer interface systems: progress and prospects", Expert Review of Medical Devices, 4(4):463-474, 2007 - link
  • G. Dornhege, J. del R. Millán, T. Hinterberger and K.-R. Müller, "Toward Brain-Computer Interfacing", MIT Press, 2007 - link
  • M. Van Gerven, J. Farquhar, R. Schaefer, R. Vlek, J. Geuze, A. Nijholt, N. Ramsey, P. Haselager, L. Vuurpijl, S. Gielen and P. Desain, "The brain–computer interface cycle", J. Neural Eng., 6, 2009 - pdf
  • G. Pfurtscheller, B.Z. Allison, C. Brunner, G. Bauernfeind, T. Solis-Escalante, R. Scherer, T.O. Zander, G. Mueller-Putz, C. Neuper and N. Birbaumer, "The Hybrid BCI", Frontiers in Neuroprosthetics, 2:3. doi: 10.3389/fnpro.2010.00003, 2010 - pdf
  • T.O. Zander and C. Kothe, "Towards passive brain–computer interfaces: applying brain-computer interface technology to human–machine systems in general", Journal of Neural Engineering, 8, 2011  - link
  • L. George and A. Lécuyer, "An overview of research on “passive” brain-computer interfaces for implicit human-computer interaction", In International Conference on Applied Bionics and Biomechanics (ICABB), 2010 - pdf

Brain signals used to drive a BCI

  • E. A. Curran; M. J. B. Stokes, "Learning to control brain activity: a review of the production and control of EEG components for driving brain-computer interface (BCI) systems", Brain and Cognition, pages 326–336, 2003 - link
  • G. Pfurtscheller and C. Neuper, "Motor imagery and direct brain-computer communication", proceedings of the IEEE, 89(7):1123–1134, 2001 - paper
  • J. Elshout and G. Garcia Molina, "Review of brain-computer interfaces based on the P300 evoked potential", Technical Report PR-TN 2009/00066, Koninklijke Philips Electronics, 2009 - pdf
  • G. Garcia Molina, T. Tsoneva and A. Nijholt, "Emotional Brain-Computer Interfaces", Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2009), pp. 138-146, 2009 - pdf
  • F.B. Vialatte, J. Dauwels and A. Cichocki, "Steady-State Visually Evoked Potentials: Focus on Essential Paradigms and Future Perspectives", Progress in Neurobiology, 2010, 90:418-438 - link
  • R. Fazel-Rezai, B. Allison, C. Guger, E.W. Sellers, S.C. Kleih, & A Kübler, "P300 brain computer interface: current challenges and emerging trends", Frontiers in Neuroengineering, vol 5, 2012 - pdf
  • Chavarriaga, R.; Sobolewski, A. & Millán, J. d. R., "Errare machinale est: the use of error-related potentials in brain-machine interfaces", Frontiers in neuroscience, Frontiers Media SA, 2014, 8 - pdf
  • Mühl, C., Allison, B., Nijholt, A., & Chanel, G., "A survey of affective brain computer interfaces: principles, state-of-the-art, and challenges", Brain-Computer Interfaces, 1(2), 66-84, 2014 - pdf

BCI signal processing and classification

  • K.-R.Muller, C.W. Anderson, and G.E. Birch., "Linear and nonlinear methods for brain-computer interfaces", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 11(2):165– 169, 2003 - pdf
  • F. Lotte, M. Congedo, A. Lécuyer, F. Lamarche, B. Arnaldi, "A Review of Classification Algorithms for EEG-based Brain-Computer Interfaces", Journal of Neural Engineering, 4, R1-R13, 2007 - pdf
  • M. Congedo, C. Gouy-Pailler, C. Jutten., "On the blind source separation of human electroencephalogram by approximate joint diagonalization of second order statistics". Clinical neurophysiology, 119, 2677-2686., 2008 - pdf
  • B. Blankertz, R. Tomioka, S. Lemm, M. Kawanabe, and K.-R. Müller., "Optimizing spatial filters for robust EEG single-trial analysis", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 25(1):41-56, 2008 - pdf
  • A. Bashashati, M. Fatourechi, R. K. Ward, and G. E. Birch., "A survey of signal processing algorithms in brain-computer interfaces based on electrical brain signals", Journal of Neural engineering, 4(2):R35–57, 2007 - link
  • S. Lemm, B. Blankertz, T. Dickhaus, K.R. Müller, "Introduction to machine learning for brain imaging", Neuroimage, 56:387-399, 2011 - pdf
  • B. Blankertz, S. Lemm, M.S. Treder, S. Haufe, K.-R. Müller, "Single-trial analysis and classification of ERP components - a tutorial", Neuroimage, 56:814-825, 2011 - pdf
  • S. Makeig, C. Kothe, T. Mullen, N. Bigdely-Shamlo, Z. Zhang, K. Kreutz-Delgado, "Evolving signal processing for brain–computer interfaces", Proceedings of the IEEE, 100, 1567-1584, 2012 - pdf

Applications of BCI
  • A. Kübler, B. Kotchoubey, J. Kaiser, J. R.Wolpaw, and N. Birbaumer., "Brain-computer communication: unlocking the locked in", Psychology Bulletin,127(3):358–375, 2001 - pdf
  • A. Lécuyer, F. Lotte, R. Reilly, R. Leeb, M. Hirose, M. Slater, “Brain-Computer Interfaces, Virtual Reality, and Videogames”, IEEE Computer, vol. 41, no. 10, pp 66-72, 2008 - pdf
  • J. del R. Millán., "Brain-controlled robots", IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2008 - pdf
  • Pfurtscheller, G.; Muller-Putz, G.R.; Scherer, R.; Neuper, C., "Rehabilitation with Brain-Computer Interface Systems", IEEE Computer , vol.41, no.10, pp.58-65, 2008 - link
  • A. Nijholt, D. Plass-Oude Bos and B. Reuderink, "Turning Shortcomings into Challenges: Brain-Computer Interfaces for Games", Entertainment Computing, vol. 1, pp 85-94, 2009 - pdf
  • J.J. Daly and J.R. Wolpaw, "Brain-computer interfaces in neurological rehabilitation", The Lancet Neurology, 2008 - pdf
  • J.N. Mak and J.R. Wolpaw, "Clinical Applications of Brain-Computer Interfaces: Current State and Future Prospects", IEEE Rev Biomed Eng., vol. 2, pp. 187-199, 2009 - pdf
  • H. Cecotti, "Spelling with Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces - Current and future trends", Journal of Physiology-Paris, 2011 - link 
  • Luzheng Bi; Xin-an Fan; Yili Liu, "EEG-Based Brain-Controlled Mobile Robots: A Survey", Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Transactions on , vol.43, no.2, pp.161,176, 2013 - link

  • S. Mason, J. Kronegg, J. Huggins, M. Fatourechi, and A. Schloegl., "Evaluating the performance of self-paced BCI technology", Technical report, Neil Squire Society, 2006 - pdf
  • M. Fatourechi, A. Bashashati, R. Ward, and G. Birch., "EMG and EOG artifacts in brain computer interface systems: A survey", Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(3):480–494, 2007 - link 
  • "Future BNCI roadmap" 2012 - pdf
  • Ahn, M., & Jun, S. C., "Performance variation in motor imagery brain–computer interface: A brief review". Journal of neuroscience methods, 243, 103-110, 2015 - link