Sensing millimeter-scale dynamics in cortical surface potentials for neural prosthetics

Spencer Kellis, Bradley Greger, Sara Hanrahan, Paul House, Richard Brown

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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A brain signal sensor consisting of an array of millimeter-spaced platinum microwire electrodes was characterized as a recording medium for a brain-machine interface. The small physical size of the electrodes and tight grid spacing constitute a novel approach for applications which depend on the ability to accurately capture the spatiotemporal dynamics of neural activity. Because their geometry approaches the scale of the underlying structures of cortical information processing, microwire grids offer high signal fidelity for the inherent implantation risks. Characterization of the recording properties of these electrodes and of data recorded from multiple functional areas of human neocortex support the claim that millimeter-scale dynamics are present in cortical surface potentials and may be important to the performance of brain-computer interface applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors 2011 Conference, SENSORS 2011
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event10th IEEE SENSORS Conference 2011, SENSORS 2011 - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: Oct 28 2011Oct 31 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors


Conference10th IEEE SENSORS Conference 2011, SENSORS 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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