Sliman Bensmaia, PhD

The science and engineering behind sensitized brain-controlled bionic hands.
Pandarinath C, Bensmaia SJ. The science and engineering behind sensitized brain-controlled bionic hands. Physiol Rev. 2021 09 20.
PMID: 34541898

Encoding of limb state by single neurons in the cuneate nucleus of awake monkeys.
Versteeg C, Rosenow JM, Bensmaia SJ, Miller LE. Encoding of limb state by single neurons in the cuneate nucleus of awake monkeys. J Neurophysiol. 2021 Aug 01; 126(2):693-706.
PMID: 34010577

Novel intraoperative online functional mapping of somatosensory finger representations for targeted stimulating electrode placement: technical note.
McMullen DP, Thomas TM, Fifer MS, Candrea DN, Tenore FV, Nickl RW, Pohlmeyer EA, Coogan C, Osborn LE, Schiavi A, Wojtasiewicz T, Gordon CR, Cohen AB, Ramsey NF, Schellekens W, Bensmaia SJ, Cantarero GL, Celnik PA, Wester BA, Anderson WS, Crone NE. Novel intraoperative online functional mapping of somatosensory finger representations for targeted stimulating electrode placement: technical note. J Neurosurg. 2021 Mar 26; 1-8.
PMID: 33770760

Of mice and monkeys: Somatosensory processing in two prominent animal models.
O'Connor DH, Krubitzer L, Bensmaia S. Of mice and monkeys: Somatosensory processing in two prominent animal models. Prog Neurobiol. 2021 06; 201:102008.
PMID: 33587956

Chronic Use of a Sensitized Bionic Hand Does Not Remap the Sense of Touch.
Ortiz-Catalan M, Mastinu E, Greenspon CM, Bensmaia SJ. Chronic Use of a Sensitized Bionic Hand Does Not Remap the Sense of Touch. Cell Rep. 2020 12 22; 33(12):108539.
PMID: 33357421

Information about contact force and surface texture is mixed in the firing rates of cutaneous afferent neurons.
Liu M, Batista A, Bensmaia S, Weber DJ. Information about contact force and surface texture is mixed in the firing rates of cutaneous afferent neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2021 02 01; 125(2):496-508.
PMID: 33326349

Restoration of sensory information via bionic hands.
Bensmaia SJ, Tyler DJ, Micera S. Restoration of sensory information via bionic hands. Nat Biomed Eng. 2020 Nov 23.
PMID: 33230305

Neural population dynamics in motor cortex are different for reach and grasp.
Suresh AK, Goodman JM, Okorokova EV, Kaufman M, Hatsopoulos NG, Bensmaia SJ. Neural population dynamics in motor cortex are different for reach and grasp. Elife. 2020 11 17; 9.
PMID: 33200745

A comprehensive model-based framework for optimal design of biomimetic patterns of electrical stimulation for prosthetic sensation.
Kumaravelu K, Tomlinson T, Callier T, Sombeck J, Bensmaia SJ, Miller LE, Grill WM. A comprehensive model-based framework for optimal design of biomimetic patterns of electrical stimulation for prosthetic sensation. J Neural Eng. 2020 09 18; 17(4):046045.
PMID: 32759488

Decoding hand kinematics from population responses in sensorimotor cortex during grasping.
Okorokova EV, Goodman JM, Hatsopoulos NG, Bensmaia SJ. Decoding hand kinematics from population responses in sensorimotor cortex during grasping. J Neural Eng. 2020 08 17; 17(4):046035.
PMID: 32442987

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