Brain Machine Interfaces

Implications for science, clinical practice and society

Edited by

  • Jens Schouenborg, Lund University, Sweden
  • Martin Garwicz, Lund University, Sweden
  • Nils Danielsen, Lund University, Sweden

This volume follows on from the symposium "Brain Machine Interfaces - Implications for science, clinical practice and society", held on August 26th-29th 2010 in Ystad, Sweden, and features contributions from pioneers and leading scientists in the field of BMI and motor systems physiology, including spinal cord, basal ganglia and motor cortex. The wide range of topics covered include implants for mind control of prostheses and in robotics, clinical and experimental research on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, cochlear implants, retinal implants, novel flexible micro- and nano-electrode implants, safety aspects including acute and chronic tissue reactions to implants and on ethical issues in DBS. Program and abstracts from the individual contributors can be found on
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Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


Book information

  • Published: August 2011
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53815-4

Table of Contents

1. Making the lifetime connection between brain and machine for restoring and enhancing function, Philip R. Kennedy
2. The Human Neural Interface: Restoring Function by Merging Brain and Technology, John P. Donoghue
3. Brain-Computer Interfaces for communication in locked-in patients, Andrea Kübler
4. Towards a Whole Body Neuroprosthetic, Miguel A.L. Nicolelis
5. Useful Signals from Motor Cortex, Andrew B. Schwartz
6. Applications of implantable recurrent brain-computer interfaces, Eberhard E. Fetz
7. Toward ultra thin multichannel electrodes for studies of learning and memory in vivo, Jens Schouenborg
8. The Logics of Networks in Motion - mechanisms for selection and control, Sten Grillner
9. Deep Brain Stimulation: Brain Machine Interfaces at large, where are we going to? Alim-Louis Benabid
10. Development of neuromodulation treatments in a large animal model - Do neurosurgeons dream of electric pigs?Jens C.H. Sørensen
11. Basal ganglia dynamics during action initiation and suppression, Joshua D. Berke |
12. A few examples of the contribution of animal research for clinical application of Deep Brain Stimulation, Christelle Baunez
13. Deep Brain Stimulation- challenges and opportunities, Andres M. Lozano
14. Cochlear and retinal prostheses: an overview of safety and efficacy, neural rescue and brain plasticity studies, Rob Shepherd
15. Cochlear implants: Matching the prosthesis to the brain and facilitating desired plastic changes in brain function, Blake Wilson
16. Neural microstimulation parameters and interfacial quality effects, Kevin Otto
17. The Feasibility of a Cortically Based Visual Prosthesis: Stimulation and Recording in Monkey Visual Cortex with Chronically Implanted Microelectrode Arrays, Dick Normann
18. Physical and chemical factors influencing the biocompatibility of an implant, Lars Magnus Bjursten
19. A Biologically-based Design Strategy for Reducing the Foreign Body Response to Chronically Implanted Neural Interfaces, Patrick Tresco
20. Biocompatibility and CNS: need for standardization? Cecilia Eriksson Linsmeier
21. Reviving the CPG after spinal cord injury, Serge Rossignol
22. What does the brain control? Gerald E. Loeb
23. Advanced use of electrical stimulation for recovery of function, Dejan B. Popovic
24. Restoring Standing and Walking by the Reactivation of Central Neural Networks, Vivian Mushahwar
25. Reanimating the arm and hand with intraspinal stimulation, Andrew Jackson
26. Ethics of Control and Consent in Brain Stimulation for Parkinson Disease, Paul J. Ford
27. Neuroprosthetics and Neuromarkers, Apostolos P. Georgopoulos
28. Neural Signal Processing: At the Interface Between Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, Partha P. Mitra
29. Inference of hand movements from population activity in monkey and human sensorimotor cortex: Towards Brain-Machine Interfaces, Ad Aertsen
30. Semiconductor Chips with Ion Channels, Nerve Cells and Brain Tissue, Peter Fromherz
31. Interfacing Neurons with Carbon Nanotubes: (re)engineering single-neuron excitability and network connectivity in Cultured Brain Circuits 
32. Nanomodified surfaces and neurite outgrowth, Martin Kanje
33. Nanochannels for cell biology and DNA analysis, Jonas Tegenfeldt
34. Establishing Reliable Communication Across the Glial Scar: In-Situ Polymerization of Conjugated Polymers in Living Cortex, David C. Martin