Models of brain decision networks

Models of brain decision networks

Neural dynamics and their control in human disorders of movement

Rendered whole brain magnetic resonance image showing which cortical areas have their activities coupled with those in the motor region of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson’s disease. Coupling is determined by simultaneous recordings of magnetoencephalographic activity and deep brain recordings in patients with electrodes implanted for deep brain stimulation treatment. Representative deep brain waves are also shown. The effects of drugs and of high frequency stimulation on coupling and deep brain activity can thereby be determined, and provide clues as to how treatments can be improved.

Dynamic Neuromodulation

Dynamic Neuromodulation

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Neural dynamics of memory circuits

Firing response of hippocampal CA1 principal cells during sharp-wave/ripple events in sleep. Top trace, wide-band (1H–5 kHz) local field potential recorded in the pyramidal cell layer. Bottom trace, 140–250 Hz band pass-filtered local field potential highlighting ripple frequency events. Raster plots, spike times of simultaneously recorded CA1 principal cells (one cell per row). Note the firing synchrony during ripple events.

Accessing and actuating specified neural circuits underlying motor function and dysfunction
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Some of the basal ganglia nuclei with their partner circuits in the thalamus and cerebral cortex.

Circuit mechanisms of dysfunction and development of therapy for movement disorders

Circuit mechanisms of dysfunction and development of therapy for movement disorders

Harnessing neural dynamics for brain computer interfacing
Movement tasks and cortical-thalamic-basal ganglia recordings