Cognitive neural prosthetics

B. Pesaran, S. Musallam, R. A. Andersen

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A variety of cognitive variables can be decoded from neural activity and used for neural prosthetic control by subjects. These higher-level signals are complementary to motor variables that describe the details of movement. In the future, combining cognitive-based and motor-based approaches in a single prosthetic system could lead to the greatest benefits for patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R77-R80
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 7 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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