Using brain-computer interfaces to induce neural plasticity and restore function

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup, Donatella Mattia, Karim Oweiss

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Analyzing neural signals and providing feedback in realtime is one of the core characteristics of a brain-computer interface (BCI). As this feature may be employed to induce neural plasticity, utilizing BCI technology for therapeutic purposes is increasingly gaining popularity in the BCI community. In this paper, we discuss the state-of-the-art of research on this topic, address the principles of and challenges in inducing neural plasticity by means of a BCI, and delineate the problems of study design and outcome evaluation arising in this context. We conclude with a list of open questions and recommendations for future research in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025004
JournalJournal of Neural Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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