Toward Replacement Parts for the Brain
Implantable Biomimetic Electronics as Neural Prostheses
Edited by Theodore W. Berger and Dennis L. Glanzman
Published June 2005 ISBN 0-262-02577-9
The continuing development of implantable neural prostheses signals a new era in bioengineering and neuroscience research.
This collection of essays outlines current advances in research on the intracranial implantation of devices that can communicate
with the brain in order to restore sensory, motor, or cognitive functions.
The contributors explore the creation of biologically realistic mathematical models of brain function, the production of microchips
that incorporate those models, and the integration of microchip and brain function through neuron-silicon interfaces.
Recent developments in understanding the computational and cognitive properties of the brain and rapid advances in biomedical
and computer engineering both contribute to this cutting-edge research.
Theodore W. Berger, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Neural Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
164 Denney Research Building
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1111
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EONS [Elementary Objects of the Nervous System] is a modeling platform developed in Dr. Bergerís lab dedicated to studying the complex
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USC Department of Biomedical Engineering
The research of Dr. T.W. Berger involves the complementary use of experimental and theoretical approaches to developing biologically
constrained mathematical models of mammalian neural systems.
Biomedical Simulations Resource
The BMSR in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at USC is dedicated to the advancement of the state-of-the-art in
biomedical modeling and simulation through core and collaborative research projects.
USC Biomimetic MicroElectronics
Development of science and engineering of novel biomimetic microelectronic systems (BMES) based on fundamental principles of biology.