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  • Biomedical Engineering Department Guest Speaker

    Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dong Song, USC, Research Associate Professor, Center for Neural Engineering

    Talk Title: Towards a Clinical Hippocampal Memory Prosthesis

    Abstract: Hippocampal memory prosthesis is a closed-loop system developed to bypass damaged hippocampal regions to restore or enhance memory functions. Different from deep brain stimulation, which delivers stereotypical stimulation patterns to target regions to modulate neural activities, hippocampal memory prostheses utilize biomimetic models and neural code-based stimulation patterns to reinstate neural signal transmission / processing and thus mimic brain functions. In this talk, I will first describe the multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) nonlinear dynamical model being used as the computational basis of hippocampal memory prostheses and the proof-of-principle studies in animal models. Furthermore, I will talk about my more recent results in (1) enhancing memory functions in epilepsy patients with a hippocampal memory prosthesis, (2) developing next-generation computational models and neural interface technologies to fill the gap between the proof-of-principle and clinical hippocampal memory prostheses.

    Host: Francisco Valero-Cuevas, PhD

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145/145A

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta


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