“Sono-optogenetics”: An ultrasound-mediated non-invasive optogenetic brain-computer interface

BCI Award 2020 Nomination

“Sono-optogenetics”: An ultrasound-mediated non-invasive optogenetic brain-computer interface

Abstract: Optogenetics, which uses light to control genetically modified neurons, provides an alternative to conventional deep-brain stimulation (DBS) approach with neuron-type specificity for closed-loop, bidirectional brain-computer interface (BCI).1-3 As an example of the hybrid BCI platform, optogenetic micro-electrocorticography (ECoG) offers a unique method to localize neural signal sources, thus affording higher precision of neural decoding for BCI applications.

Xiang Wu, Paul Chong, Huiliang Wang, and Guosong Hong
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University, USA

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  1. I am so glad someone is doing this. I've been asking around about sonic manipulations for optogenetics for some time now! I have some ideas for this vein of optogenetics.

    Keep up the good work!

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