NIC: Steps Closer to Human Brain Machine Interfaces

3:30–5 pm Friday, January 12

Key tenets in improving neuromodulatory efficacy for existing or novel usage is to delineate how this approach affects cell and network activity and identify optimal stimulation targets and settings. Preclinical studies can aid in these endeavors.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how brain-machine interface or cortical microstimulation is employed to inform us of neural circuit activity and disease conditions.
  • Identify some of the basic neuroscience techniques used in preclinical studies to unmask novel deep brain stimulation targets for neurological conditions.
  • Explain how alternative deep brain stimulation targets can improve motor function and posture.

Faculty subject to change.