This NYU-Poly ‘Innovator’ is making brain scans better
A young professor has greatly improved the resolution of brain scans, allowing a deeper understanding of epileptic seizures. His work recently won him a spot on MIT Technology Review's "35 Innovators Under 35" list.
- Brady Dale for technical.ly/brooklyn September 9th, 2014
- Source: https://technical.ly/brooklyn/2014/09/09/nyu-poly-innovator-is-making-brain-scans-better-mit-under-35/
Jonathan Viventi, 32, of NYU-Poly, is putting sensors directly on brains.
They don’t damage brain tissue. They record the brain’s electrical signals. And they do so at a very high resolution.
Right now, Viventi’s research is primarily being used to study epileptic seizures in animals, with the hope of developing interventions for epilepsy in humans.
In the past, neural interfaces have generally been constrained to either measure from a small area of brain with fine detail or from large areas of the brain with coarse detail. The limitation is wiring.