Past Event

BME Seminar: Bin He, Carnegie Mellon University

November 8, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Department of Computer Science, 500 W. 120th St., New York, New York 10027 451
All are welcome (attendance required for graduate students). Lunch is provided. Bin He, Carnegie Mellon University Noninvasive Human Brain Mapping and Brain-Computer Interface Brain activity is distributed over the 3-dimensional volume and evolves in time. Mapping spatio-temporal distribution of brain activation with high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution is of great importance for understanding the brain and aiding in the clinical diagnosis and management of brain disorders. Electrophysiological source imaging (ESI) from noninvasively recorded high density electroencephalogram (EEG) has played a significant role in advancing our ability to image brain function and dysfunction. We will discuss principles and current state of EEG-based ESI in localizing and imaging human brain activity with applications to imaging epileptic networks. Promising clinical results validated by intracranial recordings and surgical resection outcomes demonstrate the merits of noninvasive EEG-based ESI in mapping epileptogenic zones, aiding surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy. We will also discuss our recent progress in noninvasive brain-computer interface, for controlling of a robotic arm from noninvasive EEG signals using a motor imagery paradigm. Our work in a group of human subjects demonstrate the capability of controlling a virtual or physical device using only the “thoughts” as decoded from noninvasive recordings.

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Alexis Newman