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Plasticity at the Brain-Computer Interface

Plasticity at the Brain-Computer Interface

This video was recorded at BBCI Workshop: Advances in Neurotechnologies, Berlin 2009. Next generation recurrent Brain-Computer Interfaces will not only extract signals from cortical activity but also deliver feedback to the nervous system via electrical stimulation. For example, stimulation of cervical spinal segments can produce functional arm and hand movements such as reaching and grasping. We are developing new technologies including chronic electrodes and implantable electronic circuitry to control stimulation from cortical recordings, constituting an artificial corticospinal connection which could replace injured motor pathways. I will present evidence that the motor system can readily acquire the novel neuromotor transformations required to incorporate these connections into motor... Show More

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