Schwartz, Andrew B.|
Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology
Ph.D., Physiology, University of Minnesota (1984)
Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.
Our research is centered on two aspects of motor control: cerebral mechanisms of volitional arm movement and cortical control of neural prosthetics. We use electrode arrays to record action potentials from populations of individual neurons in motor cortical areas while monkeys perform tasks related to reaching and drawing and a variety of hand movements. A number of signal-processing and statistical analyses are performed on these data to extract movement-related information from the recorded activity. We are currently developing prostheses capable of restoring reaching, grasping and manipulation to immobilized individuals.
Behavioral and neural correlates of visuomotor adaptation observed through a brain-computer interface in primary motor cortex.
Recording from the same neurons chronically in motor cortex.
Inference from populations: going beyond models.
Latent inputs improve estimates of neural encoding in motor cortex.
A reward-modulated hebbian learning rule can explain experimentally observed network reorganization in a brain control task.
Control of a brain-computer interface without spike sorting.
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