Some questions

k p Collins kpaulc at [----------]earthlink.net
Mon Jan 26 21:18:51 EST 2004


See "Neural integration of movement: Role of
motor cortex in movement", =FASEB J.=, 2,
pp. 2849-2857.

But, of course, you already know that, don't
you?

Forgive me [or not], but, if you want to 'play
games', bionet.neuroscience is not the 'place'
for such.

k. p. collins

"Joe Pearson" <nospam at nospam.net> wrote in message
news:YveRb.153435$I06.1544477 at attbi_s01...
> Dear P.A.
>
> 1)  Yes it has been done.  See this web page:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3186850.stm
>
> Panagiotis Artemiadis wrote:
> > Dear Sirs,
> >
> >     I would like to have some answers at the follwing topics :
> >
> > 1) Is it possible to have a mapping of brain areas regarding the desired
> > movement? That is, is it
> > possible to record signals from brain areas, and to translate them to
the
> > stimulation of a muscle?
> > How exact are these signals? How can we acquire these signals? Invasive
or
> > non-invasive methods
> > of interfacing? For example, with an electrode at a specific area of
primary
> > motor cortex, can we
> > detect the movement of a finger? Or the stimulation of the biceps
muscle?
> >
> > 2) Are these signals transfered through neurons' axons to the relevant
> > muscle? I mean, if we can not
> > record these signals from the primary motor cortex, are we able of
acquiring
> > these signals from
> > the Peripheral Nervous System? How this can be done? Is the sEMG a
possible
> > solution?
> >
> > 3) Can we detect (by processing or not) some characteristics of motion
into
> > these signals? For
> > example, is a characteristic of a signal depicts the torque or velocity
of
> > the movement of the arm?
> >
> > 4) Can an EEG prove usefull to the above mentioned signal-to-movement
> > translation? What other
> > methods exist?
> >
> >
> > Thank you in advance for your prompt reply
> >
> > P.A.
> >
> >
>





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