Somatosensory encoding with cuneate nucleus microstimulation: Effects on downstream cortical activity

@article{Richardson2015SomatosensoryEW,
  title={Somatosensory encoding with cuneate nucleus microstimulation: Effects on downstream cortical activity},
  author={Andrew G. Richardson and Pauline K. Weigand and Srihari Y. Sritharan and Timothy H. Lucas},
  journal={2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)},
  year={2015},
  pages={695-698}
}
High-performance neuroprostheses designed to reanimate a paralyzed limb following spinal cord injury must restore both movement and sensation. For the latter goal, we are developing a novel strategy focused on encode sensations using microstimulation of the cuneate nucleus (CN) of the brainstem. Here, we characterized the temporal dynamics of downstream cortical excitation and inhibition in response to CN microstimulation in a macaque. A single CN stimulus pulse evoked a fast (7 ms) excitatory… CONTINUE READING

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