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

Key Features

  • Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future research
  • Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
  • All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist
  • Readership

    Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists

    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 Chron


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