Brain-Computer Interfacing

Brain-Computer Interfacing : An Introduction

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The idea of interfacing minds with machines has long captured the human imagination. Recent advances in neuroscience and engineering are making this a reality, opening the door to restoration and augmentation of human physical and mental capabilities. Medical applications such as cochlear implants for the deaf and neurally controlled prosthetic limbs for the paralyzed are becoming almost commonplace. Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are also increasingly being used in security, lie detection, alertness monitoring, telepresence, gaming, education, art, and human augmentation. This introduction to the field is designed as a textbook for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in neural engineering or brain-computer interfacing for students from a wide range of disciplines. It can also be used for self-study and as a reference by neuroscientists, computer scientists, engineers, and medical practitioners. Key features include questions and exercises in each chapter and a supporting more

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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 130 b/w illus. 16 colour illus. 3 tables 179 exercises
  • 1139032801
  • 9781139032803

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'Rajesh Rao has written the perfect introduction to the exciting world of brain-computer interfaces. The book is remarkably comprehensive - not only including full descriptions of classic and current experiments but also covering essential background concepts, from the brain to Bayes and back. Brain-Computer Interfacing will be welcomed by a wide range of intelligent readers interested in understanding the first steps toward the symbiotic merger of brains and computers.' Eberhard E. Fetz, University of Washington 'Brain-computer interfacing is one of the fastest growing areas of neuroengineering and Rajesh Rao has written the go-to book for anyone who wants an introduction and a clear overview of the field. The book includes questions and exercises at the end of each chapter to help students master the material and a mathematical appendix to make the technical aspects more accessible to all.' Terrence Sejnowski, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Instituteshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Background: 2. Basic neuroscience; 3. Recording and stimulating the brain; 4. Signal processing; 5. Machine learning; Part II. Putting it All Together: 6. Building a BCI; Part III. Major Types of BCIs: 7. Invasive BCIs; 8. Semi-invasive BCIs; 9. Non-invasive BCIs; 10. BCIs that stimulate; 11. Bidirectional and recurrent BCIs; Part IV. Applications and Ethics: 12. Applications of BCIs; 13. Ethics of brain-computer interfacing; 14. Conclusion; Bibliography; more

About Rajesh P. N. Rao

Rajesh P. N. Rao is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has been awarded an NSF CAREER award, an ONR Young Investigator Award, a Sloan Faculty Fellowship and a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Rao has published more than 150 papers in conferences and leading scientific journals, including Science, Nature, and PNAS, and is the co-editor of Probabilistic Models of the Brain and Bayesian Brain. His research targets problems at the intersection of computational neuroscience, artificial intelligence and brain-computer more

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