Special Issue "Neural Microelectrodes: Design and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: neural interface devices; neural stimulation and recording; implantable microelectrode arrays; neuronal networks
Neural electrodes enable the recording and stimulation of bioelectrical activity from the nervous system. This technology provides neuroscientists with the means to probe the functionality of neural circuitry in both health and disease. In addition, neural electrodes can deliver therapeutic stimulation for the relief of debilitating symptoms associated with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and may serve as the basis for the restoration of sensory perception through peripheral nerve and brain regions after disease or injury. Lastly, microscale neural electrodes recording signals associated with volitional movement in paralyzed individuals can be decoded for controlling external devices, prosthetic limbs, or driving the stimulation of paralyzed muscles for functional movements. In spite of the promise of neural electrodes for a range of applications, chronic performance remains a goal for long term basic science studies as well as clinical applications. New perspectives and opportunities from fields including tissue biomechanics, material science, and biological mechanisms of inflammation and neurodegeneration are critical to advances in neural electrode technology. This Special Issue will address the state-of-the-art knowledge and emerging opportunities for the development and demonstration of advanced neural electrodes.Prof. Dr. Joseph Pancrazio
Prof. Dr. Stuart Cogan
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- neural interface devices
- neural stimulation and recording
- neuronal networks
- neural electrodes
- neural implants