Connecting Brains with Machines: The Neural Control of 2D Cursor Movement
Speaker: Prof. Michael J. Black , Brown University
Date: October 16 2002
Location: NE43-8th Floor Playroom
Recent advances in neuroscience allow the simultaneous recording of multiple neurons in awake behaving subjects. Our research is focused on three problems that exploit these advances:
1) the statistical modeling of the neural coding in motor cortex;
2) the probabilistic inference of hand position over time from the neural activity;
3) the development of novel prosthetic devices that can be directly controlled by these neural signals.
This talk will introduce the subject for a general audience and describe our statistical learning and probabilistic inference techniques in some detail. I will then describe current and possible future applications for brain computer interfaces and neural robot control.
This is joint work with John Donoghue, Elie Bienenstock, Yun Gao, Mijail Serruya, and Wei Wu.
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