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Current Topics in Pharmacology
Phcol 514
12:30 PM, Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Room T-473 HSC


Speaker: Nephi Stella
Topic: "Do we have a communication problem?" or "Why do we lose the signal produced by chronic electrodes used for brain-machine interfaces?"

References:

  1. Peters JL, Miner LH, Michael AC, Sesack SR. Ultrastructure at carbon fiber microelectrode implantation sites after acute voltammetric measurements in the striatum of anesthetized rats. J Neurosci Methods. 2004 Aug 15;137(1):9-23.

  2. Biran R, Martin DC, Tresco PA. Neuronal cell loss accompanies the brain tissue response to chronically implanted silicon microelectrode arrays. Exp Neurol. 2005 Sep;195(1):115-26.

  3. George PM, Lyckman AW, LaVan DA, Hegde A, Leung Y, Avasare R, Testa C, Alexander PM, Langer R, Sur M. Fabrication and biocompatibility of polypyrrole implants suitable for neural prosthetics. Biomaterials. 2005 Jun;26(17):3511-9.

  4. Spataro L, Dilgen J, Retterer S, Spence AJ, Isaacson M, Turner JN, Shain W. Dexamethasone treatment reduces astroglia responses to inserted neuroprosthetic devices in rat neocortex. Exp Neurol. 2005 Aug;194(2):289-300.

Reviews:
  1. Craelius W. The bionic man: restoring mobility. Science. 2002 Feb 8;295(5557):1018-21.

  2. Nicolelis MA. Brain-machine interfaces to restore motor function and probe neural circuits. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2003 May;4(5):417-22.


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