Neural Computation, Neural Devices, and Neural Prosthesis

Neural Computation, Neural Devices, and Neural Prosthesis


In the past decades, interdisciplinary investigations overlapping biology, medicine, information science, and engineering have formed a very exciting and active field that attracts scientists, medical doctors, and engineers with knowledge in different domains. A few examples of such investigations include neural prosthetic implants that aim to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from neurologic disease and injury; brain machine interfaces that sense, analyze, and translate electrical signals from the brain to build closed-loop, biofeedback systems; and fundamental studies of intelligence, cognitive functions, and psychological behaviors correlated to their neurological basis. Although this interdisciplinary area is still in its infancy, it can potentially create some of the most significant impact: treating diseases that are considered untreatable, interpretation and communication of neuron ensembles, or even a revolutionary perception and understanding of life different from philosophical or immaterial approaches. Fortunately, several academic societies recognize the value and impact of this growing field, firmly supporting related research. Such support will drive a booming future in the next twenty or thirty years.

Research in this area is frequently project-driven, and the generated knowledge has been scattered in different fields of neuroscience, computation, material and technology, circuits and system, clinical reports, and psychologythe scope considerably across the boundary of traditionally defined disciplines. Neural Computation, Neural Devices, and Neural Prosthesis is intended to assemble such knowledge, from there suggesting a systematic approach guiding future educational and research activities. The targeted audience includes both students and researchers.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-x
Electromagnetic Effects of Wireless Transmission for Neural Implants....Pages 1-22
Energy-Efficient Digital Processing for Neural Action Potentials....Pages 23-40
Doppler Radar Noncontact Vital Sign Monitoring....Pages 41-62
From Auditory and Visual to Immersive Neurofeedback: Application to Diagnosis of Alzheimers Disease....Pages 63-97
Eyelid Reanimation Prototype for Facial Nerve Paralysis....Pages 99-120
Flexible Electrode for Implantable Neural Devices....Pages 121-156
Visual Prostheses....Pages 157-188
Near-Field Wireless Power and Data Transmission to Implantable Neuroprosthetic Devices....Pages 189-215
Neural Recording and Neural Stimulation Circuits and Systems....Pages 217-242
Microfluidics for Neuronal Imaging....Pages 243-259
Analysis and Design of 3-D Potentiostat for Deep Brain Implantable Devices....Pages 261-287
Computational Models and Hardware Implementations for Real-Time NeuronMachine Interactions....Pages 289-311
Wireless Powering for Miniature Implantable Systems....Pages 313-333
Advances in Learning Visual Saliency: From Image Primitives to Semantic Contents....Pages 335-360
Back Matter....Pages 361-371


  • Author: Zhi Yang (eds.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York
  • ISBN-13: 9781461481508, 9781461481515
  • Pages: 376
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 12.9M
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