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NEURAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Also known as Neuroengineering

As the UW Institute for Neuroengineering describes, "Neuroengineering is the confluence of neuroscience, device development, computation, and mathematics, and is one of the most exciting new ventures in science and technology today." This encompasses a multitude of work being done today to gain understanding and apply principles of the nervous system, including the brain.


One example of such work is the development of tools for neuro-rehabilitation and devices for individuals with conditions such as spinal cord injury or stroke. Systems that allow such individuals to control some aspect of a computer (i.e., a cursor) or other external device (e.g., prosthetic limb) using just their brain signals are called Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs).

I aim to improve Brain-Computer Interfaces and discover a little bit more about the huge mystery before us, the human brain.

 

COMMON WORDS

Definitions for some common jargon

BCI

Short for "Brain-Computer Interface". Refers to any system where brain signals are decoded and used to control the output of some device.

ECOG

Short for "Electrocorticography". This is the method by which we record brain signals in the GRIDlab. ECoG consists of a grid or strip of electrodes placed directly on top of the surface of the brain.

ERRP

Short for "Error-related Potential". These are changes in brain signals we see whenever the person being recorded makes a mistake or witnesses one.

 

ERROR-RELATED POTENTIALS IN BCI

Investigating the effects of BCI decoder error in a one-dimensional center-out task in human ECoG subjects.

DEFAULT MODE NETWORK IN ECOG

Exploring the effects of Default Mode Network (DMN) disruption during task execution in humans with ECoG.

CO-ADAPTATION IN EEG-BCI

Developing a co-adaptive BCI system using non-control signals and the cloud.