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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 1
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  • [Staff listing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 2
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  • Remembering Friends [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3 - 4
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  • The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 5
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  • 2012 - An Exciting Year for the EMBS [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 6
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  • EMBC 2011: A Global Platform [GOLD]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 7
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  • Looking Back at EMBC 2011: Student Activities' Highlights [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 10
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  • 2012 Call for AdCom Nominations

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 11
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  • To Those Who Inspire [Perspectives on Graduate Life]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 12
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  • The Beginning of the Second Year [Perspectives on Graduate Life]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 13
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  • DARPA Nest [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 14
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  • IEEE-EMBS Micro- and Nanoengineering in Medicine Conference (MNMC 2012)

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 15
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  • Yongmin Kim: Setting the Pace for Bioengineers

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):16 - 19
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  • Answering the Big Questions in Neuroscience: DoD's Experimental Research Wing Takes on Massive, High-Risk Projects

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 26
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    When the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) asks research questions, it goes big. This is, after all, the same agency that put together teams of scientists and engineers to find a way to connect the worlds computers and, in doing so, developed the precursor to the Internet. DARPA, the experimental research wing of the U.S. Department of Defense, funds the types of research queries t... View full abstract»

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  • Novel In Vitro and In Vivo Neural Interfaces: Normal and Accelerated Failure Assessment

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):27 - 29
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    The in vitro acute brain slice test bed offers the advantages of natural configurations and proportions of cells and tissues. As a function of time, electrode insertion activates signaling pathways in microglia, astrocytes, and neurons that result in biochemical changes that alter the biophysical characteristics of the tissue.Temperature- modulated acceleration, based onthe Arrhenius equation, is ... View full abstract»

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  • Electrode Failure: Tissue, Electrical, and Material Responses

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):30 - 33
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    The development of invasive, rehabilitative neuroprosthetics for humans requires reliable neural probes that are capable of recording large ensembles of neurons for a long period of time. Recent advances in the development of neuroprosthetics in animals and humans have shown that communication and control can be directly derived from the central nervous system (CNS) for restoring lost motor abilit... View full abstract»

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  • Restoration of Whole Body Movement: Toward a Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface System

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):34 - 37
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    This article highlights recent advances in the design of noninvasive neural interfaces based on the scalp electroencephalogram (EEG). The simplest of physical tasks, such as turning the page to read this article, requires an intense burst of brain activity. It happens in milliseconds and requires little conscious thought. But for amputees and stroke victims with diminished motor-sensory skills, th... View full abstract»

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  • Toward Electrocorticographic Control of a Dexterous Upper Limb Prosthesis: Building Brain-Machine Interfaces

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 42
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    In this paper, an ECoG-based system for controlling the MPL where patients were implanted with ECoG electrode grids for clinical seizure mapping and asked to perform various recorded finger or grasp movements. View full abstract»

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  • Silent Communication: Toward Using Brain Signals

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):43 - 46
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    This article summarizes the results of the authors' collaborative efforts to date. These efforts are described in detail . In these studies, nine subjects were evaluated temporarily implanted with electrode grids for epilepsy monitoring. Auditory words were presented once at the beginning of each 4-s trial. Visual words were displayed on the screen for the complete duration of a trial. Subjects we... View full abstract»

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  • The Animat: New Frontiers in Whole Brain Modeling

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):47 - 50
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    The researchers at Boston University (BU)'s Neuromorphics Laboratory, part of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology (CELEST), are working in collaboration with the engineers and scientists at Hewlett-Packard (HP) to implement neural models of intelligent processes for the next generation of dense, low-power, computer... View full abstract»

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  • Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics: Analog Learning Systems

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):51 - 56
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    This article provides an overview of the HRL Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) project and progress made thus far. The multifaceted SyNAPSE program seeks to advance the state of the art in biological algorithms and in developing a new generation of neuromorphic electronic machines necessary for the efficient implementation of these algorithms by drawing inspir... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamically Repairing and Replacing Neural Networks: Using Hybrid Computational and Biological Tools

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):57 - 59
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    The debilitating effects of injury to the nervous system can have a profound effect on daily life activities of the injured person [1]. In this article, we present a project overview in which we are utilizing computational and biological principles, along with simulation and experimentation, to create a realistic computational model of natural and injured sensorimotor control systems. Through the ... View full abstract»

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  • Neurotechnology to Accelerate Learning: During Marksmanship Training

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):60 - 63
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    This article explores the psychophysiological metrics during expert and novice performances in marksmanship, combat deadly force judgment and decision making (DFJDM), and interactions of teams. Electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocardiography (ECG) are used to characterize the psychophysiological profiles within all categories. Closed-loop biofeedback was administered to accelerate learning du... View full abstract»

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  • Maintaining a Relevant, Up-??to-??Date Capstone Design Course [Senior Design]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):64 - 72
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    Senior capstone design courses can be extremely helpful in preparing biomedical engineering students for careers in engineering and other fields. They allow students to develop communication, teamwork, and other transferable technical and nontechnical skills. They can also make students aware of the 1) legal, regulatory, economic, environmental, and social/political constraints of medical device d... View full abstract»

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