Yaoyao Hao

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OBJECTIVE The high-dimensional neural recordings bring computational challenges to movement decoding in motor brain machine interfaces (mBMI), especially for portable applications. However, not all recorded neural activities relate to the execution of a certain movement task. This paper proposes to use a local-learning-based method to perform neuron(More)
Recently, local field potentials (LFPs) have been successfully used to extract information of arm and hand movement in some brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) studies, which suggested that LFPs would improve the performance of BMI applications because of its long-term stability. However, the performance of LFPs in different frequency bands has not been(More)
A practical brain-machine interface (BMI) requires real-time decoding algorithms to be realised in a portable device rather than a personal computer. In this article, a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) implementation of a probabilistic neural network (PNN) is proposed and developed to decode motor cortical ensemble recordings in rats performing a(More)
—A new application for electrooculography (EOG) based on the primary role of vision in human prehension function is here described: namely, the control of prehension of hand assistive devices (HADs) through visual features estimation of a target object. We hypothesized processed vertical and horizontal EOG signals while observing (border-scanning) an(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have shown that dorsal premotor cortex (PMd), a cortical area in the dorsomedial grasp pathway, is involved in grasp movements. However, the neural ensemble firing property of PMd during grasp movements and the extent to which it can be used for grasp decoding are still unclear. APPROACH To address these issues, we used(More)
Previous studies have shown that the dorsal premotor cortex (PMd) neurons are relevant to reaching as well as grasping. In order to investigate their specific contribution to reaching and grasping, respectively, we design two experimental paradigms to separate these two factors. Two monkeys are instructed to reach in four directions but grasp the same(More)
Anatomical studies have demonstrated that distant cortical points are interconnected through long range axon collaterals of pyramidal cells. However, the functional properties of these intrinsic synaptic connections, especially their relationship with the cortical representations of body movements, have not been systematically investigated. To address this(More)
Local field potentials (LFP) are valuable signals for decoding motor kinematics in brain machine interfaces (BMIs). To take full advantage of LFPs, however, more systematic investigation of the relationship between LFPs and ipsilateral limb movement is required. In this paper we investigated the decoding power of LFPs for the ipsilateral wrist movement from(More)
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