Prof. Mikhail Lebedev's group
Prof. Mikhail Lebedev
BCIs that control neuromodulation
The aim of this project is the development of BCIs that records cortical activity, decode it and use the decoded signals to control electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, cortical areas, and/or peripheral nerves. The BCI-controlled stimulation is expected to become an effective method for rehabilitation of neurological lesions such as spinal cord injuries (SCI), stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease.
Prof. Mikhail Lebedev
Integration of posturographic methods with noninvasive BCIs
The aim of this project is the development of posturographic methods to be integrated with noninvasive, EEG-based BCIs. While modern BCIs employ motor imagery and P300 responses to drive BCIs for communication, postural correlates of these approaches are poorly understood. This gap in knowledge is addressed.
Prof. Mikhail Lebedev
Analysis of neural dynamics of cortical population activity
This project is dedicated to the analyses of data from neurophysiological experiments conducted in rodents and nonhuman primates, aiming to elucidate the dynamical properties of cortical circuits.
Prof. Mikhail Lebedev
Development of biocompatible neural recording methods
In this project a range of recording methods will be developed based on advanced carbon nanotubes.

Mikhail Lebedev’s research has four major, clinically oriented goals:

  • Keeping the brain healthy. This goal will be achieved through neurophysiological studies in humans and animals aimed at the improvement of our understanding of basic brain mechanisms, monitoring the brain state and advancing brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).
  • Rehabilitation of brain function in neurological disorders. This goal will be achieved through neuroengineering developments that facilitate restoration of nervous function, such as BCIs that facilitate neural plasticity by controlling spinal cord stimulation.
  • Restoration of function lost to neurological trauma or disease. This goal will be achieved by the development of functional restoration systems, such as BCI-controlled prosthetic limbs and wheelchairs and communication systems for the disabled.
  • Augmentation of brain function. This goal will be achieved through the development of BCIs that improve sensory, motor and cognitive functions in healthy people.

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