Brain Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury Recovery: Multi-Scale and Multi-Modal Models Enabled by Next Generation Neurotechnology

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Investigator: Philip N. Sabes, PhD
Sponsor: Stanford University

Location(s): United States

Description

A key feature of sensorimotor cortical circuits is their ability to flexibly and adaptively integrate information from a variety of sources in order to perform the complex computations required for movement planning and control. The goal of this project develop techniques to write information into the brain, using either electrical or “optogenetic” stimulation, and then to train an animal to interpret the information as a novel sensory pathway.  This work is aimed at clinical applications such as neuroprosthetics and recovery after brain injury.