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Neural Computation, Neural Devices, and Neural Prosthesis

  • Zhi Yang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kasun M. S. Thotahewa, Ahmed I. Al-Kalbani, Jean-Michel Redouté, Mehmet Rasit Yuce
    Pages 1-22
  3. Vaibhav Karkare, Sarah Gibson, Dejan Marković
    Pages 23-40
  4. Li Lu, Changzhan Gu, Changzhi Li, Jenshan Lin
    Pages 41-62
  5. Mohamed Elgendi, Justin Dauwels, Brice Rebsamen, Rohit Shukla, Yosmar Putra, Jorge Gamez et al.
    Pages 63-97
  6. Kuanfu Chen, Lars Zumhagen, Kimberly P. Cockerham, Wentai Liu
    Pages 99-120
  7. Wei Mong Tsang, Minkyu Je
    Pages 121-156
  8. Andrew C. Weitz, James D. Weiland
    Pages 157-188
  9. Yuanjin Zheng, Dong Hang, C. V. Ganesh Bharadwaj
    Pages 217-242
  10. Daphne Bazopoulou, Nikos Chronis
    Pages 243-259
  11. M. Stanaćević, Y. Lin, E. Salman
    Pages 261-287
  12. John S. Ho, Alexander J. Yeh, Sanghoek Kim, Ada S. Y. Poon
    Pages 313-333
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 361-371

About this book

Introduction

In the past decades, interdisciplinary investigations overlapping biology, medicine, information science, and engineering have formed a very exciting and active field that attracts scientists, medical doctors, and engineers with knowledge in different domains. A few examples of such investigations include neural prosthetic implants that aim to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from neurologic disease and injury; brain machine interfaces that sense, analyze, and translate electrical signals from the brain to build closed-loop, biofeedback systems; and fundamental studies of intelligence, cognitive functions, and psychological behaviors correlated to their neurological basis.

 

Although this interdisciplinary area is still in its infancy, it can potentially create some of the most significant impact: treating diseases that are considered untreatable, interpretation and communication of neuron ensembles, or even a revolutionary perception and understanding of life different from philosophical or immaterial approaches. Fortunately, several academic societies recognize the value and impact of this growing field, firmly supporting related research. Such support will drive a booming future in the next twenty or thirty years.

Research in this area is frequently project-driven, and the generated knowledge has been scattered in different fields of neuroscience, computation, material and technology, circuits and system, clinical reports, and psychology—the scope considerably across the boundary of traditionally defined disciplines. Neural Computation, Neural Devices, and Neural Prosthesis is intended to assemble such knowledge, from there suggesting a systematic approach guiding future educational and research activities. The targeted audience includes both students and researchers.

Keywords

Biofeedback Intelligence Neurology Prosthetics Psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhi Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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