The history of neurosurgery, traditionally focused on removing diseased tissue, is evolving towards a future where technology, integrated with the brain, allows restoration of functions such as movement, cognition, and memory in patients affected by strokes, spinal cord injuries, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders, including cortical motor/sensory conditions.

The Center is dedicated to fostering collaboration among top neuroscientists, neuroengineers, machine learning engineers, and neurosurgeons to deepen our understanding of the human central nervous system and tackle biomedical challenges. Additionally, the Center conducts studies on human perception, cognition, and behavior, and focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of neurological disorders and injuries that have been unresponsive to traditional methods.

Adaptive Population Neuroplasticity
Following Injury or Disease

Examining how the brain generates patterns of activity underlying perception, behavior and cognition and adapts under pathological conditions, researchers are investigating distributed neuronal networks in health and disease.
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Restoring Brain Function

The Center studies how to improve brain function, cognition and behavior using non-invasive neurostimulation as well as implantable and surface electrode arrays to record from and stimulate populations of neurons after traumatic brain injury and stroke.
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Detection of Mild Traumatic
Brain Injuries

Combining clinical neuroscience and machine learning engineering, center investigators are identifying relevant physiological biomarkers dysfunction and developing new, portable diagnostic tools for mild TBI.
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Restoring Upper and
Lower Limb Mobility

Center investigators use magneto- and electro-physiological tools for invasive and minimally invasive neuromodulatory interventions to help patients regain sensorimotor function after neurological injuries and disorders and explore the mechanisms underlying sensorimotor recovery.
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Balance and
Biofeedback Training

Researchers are performing rehabilitation interventions aimed at regaining and improving motor function during sitting and standing. The scope of work includes harnessing neuroplasticity of postural sensorimotor networks using non-invasive spinal neuromodulation to maximize functional recovery after spinal cord injury.
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