Assessing Small-Worldness of Dynamic Functional Brain Connectivity during Complex Tasks

Ren, Shen ;   Taya, Fumihiko ;   Sun, Yu ;   de Souza, Joshua ;   Thakor, Nitish ;   Bezerianos, Anastasios

Tags Connectivity measurementsPhase locking estimation in biosignal analysis

The development of network theory has introduced new approaches to understand the brain as a complex system. Currently the time-variant…

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Cooperation Driven Coherence: Brains Working Hard Together

Bezerianos, Anastasios ;   Sun, Yu ;   Chen, Yu ;   Wong, Kian Foong ;   Taya, Fumihiko ;   Arico, Pietro ;   Borghini, Gianluca ;   Babiloni, Fabio ;   Thakor, Nitish

Tags Brain physiology and modeling – Neural dynamics and computationBrain physiology and modeling – Nonlinear couplingHuman performance – Attention and vigilance

The current study aims to look at the difference in coupling of EEG activity of participant pairs while they perform a cooperative,…

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Eye Tracking and EEG Synchronization to Analyze Microsaccades during a Workload Task

Bodala, Indu Prasad ;   Kukreja, Sunil ;   Li, Junhua ;   Thakor, Nitish ;   Al-Nashash, Hasan

Tags Human performance – CognitionBrain functional imaging – EEGHuman performance – Engineering

Electroencephalography (EEG) and eye tracking are two fields that have evolved independently to study topics such as mental workload,…

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Flexible and Self-Adaptive Neural Ribbon with Three-Dimensional Electrodes for Sciatic Nerve Recording

Xiang, Zhuolin ;   Yen, Shih-Cheng ;   Sheshadri, Swathi ;   Xue, Ning ;   LEE, Sanghoon ;   Wang, Jiahui ;   Thakor, Nitish ;   Chengkuo, Lee

Tags Implantable sensorsProsthetic devicesBiolelectric sensors and sensor systems

Various peripheral nerve interfaces have been developed in the last decades and transferred into neuroscientific researches or clinical…

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Hypothermia for Preventing Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy – A Safety and Tolerability Study

Bandla, Aishwarya ;   Sundar, Raghav ;   Tan, Stacey, Sze Hui ;   Thakor, Nitish ;   Wilder-Smith, Einar P V ;   Liao, Lun-De

Tags Clinical engineeringClinical trialsSafety

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a severe dose-limiting side-effect in patients treated with paclitaxel, but no effective…

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Investigating the Correlation between the Neural Activity and Task Performance in a Psychomotor Vigilance Test

Hu, Zhongze ;   Thakor, Nitish ;   Bezerianos, Anastasios ;   Sun, Yu

Tags Brain physiology and modeling – Neural dynamics and computationHuman performance – FatigueHuman performance – Attention and vigilance

Neural activity is known to correlate with decrements in task performance as individuals enter the state of mental fatigue which might lead…

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Neural Integrity Changes during Rtpa Thrombolysis in a Photothrombotic Hyperacute Ischemia Rat Model

Bandla, Aishwarya ;   Liu, Yu-Hang ;   Thakor, Nitish ;   Liao, Lun-De

Tags Neurological disorders – StrokeBrain functional imagingBrain functional imaging – Evoked potentials

rtPA therapy for stroke is limited by its short therapeutic time window. Besides, a complete understanding of hyperacute ischemic mechanisms…

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Stable Force-Myographic Control of a Prosthetic Hand using Incremental Learning

Rasouli, Mahdi ;   Ghosh, Rohan ;   lee, Wang Wei ;   Thakor, Nitish ;   Kukreja, Sunil

Tags Brain machine interfaces and robotics application in robot-aided livingNeural-robotic interfaces

Force myography has been proposed as an appealing alternative to electromyography for control of upper limb prosthesis. A limitation of this…

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VLSI Circuits for Bidirectional Interface to Peripheral and Visceral Nerves

Greenwald, Elliot ;   Thakor, Nitish

Tags Neural stimulation (incl deep brain stimulation)Muscle stimulationBiofeedback and related technologies

This paper presents an architecture for sensing nerve signals and delivering functional electrical stimulation to peripheral and visceral…

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