Neurobionics: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Substitute Impaired Functions of the Human Nervous System

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The goal of neurobionics is to elaborate methods for the repair and substitution of impaired functions of the human nervous system. This volume contains a selection of papers from the 1st International Workshop on Neurobionics, held in Goslar, Germany, February-March 1992. The 20 contributions are arranged in six chapters: philosophical and mathematical prerequisites, evaluation of biological neural networks, theory of artificial neural networks, microelectronics for artificial neural networks, biotechnical interfaces, and clinical approaches for substitution of neurological deficits. Also included is a discussion, held in Goslar, on organizational problems emerging in this new interdisciplinary research field. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780444899583
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Pages: 385

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement of Sponsorship
Neurobionics - a novel faculty between ethics, neurobiology, computational technologies, and clinical neurosciences 3
Concerning the challenge of neurotechnology 21
Philosophical foundations of neurobionics 31
Cellular automata, a simple approach to complexity 49
Hamiltonian dynamics of neural networks 61
Dynamics of burst patterns generated by monolayer networks in culture 89
Designed neuron-network on the solid matrix 123
Neurochemical and metabolic dysfunction following concussive brain injury 125
Artificial neural networks of the perceptron, Madaline, and backpropagation family 133
Concepts and methods in neural control 207
Emulation of biology-oriented neural networks on specific hardware 225
The simulation and implementation challenges for neural implants 241
Neural prosthetic interfaces between neural and electronic computing 257
Neural cuff electrode recordings as a replacement of lost sensory feedback in paraplegic patients 267
Ultramicro-biosensors for monitoring of neurotransmitters 279
Cortical control of robotic devices and neuromuscular stimulators 289
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) in the rehabilitation of paraplegic patients 299
Electrical neurostimulation and neuromodulation of voiding dysfunctions and pelvic pain 305
Therapeutic aspect for functional recovery from paraplegia in spina bifida - bridging the centra peripheral gap 319
Computer-assisted technologies for neurosurgical procedures 331
Discussion about the organization of the new partnership 357
List of contributors 381
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