Awards & Honors:
Reverse engineering the brain
Innovating rehabilitation robotics
Utilizing neural interfaces as tools for reverse-translational studies of brain plasticity and brain-machine interaction/confluence
Neuroprosthetics and powered wearable exoskeletons
Bradberry TJ, Rong F. Contreras-Vidal JL (2009). Decoding center-out hand velocity from MEG signals during visuomotor adaptation. Neuroimage, 47(4): 1691-700.
Bradberry TJ, Gentili RJ, Contreras-Vidal JL (2010). Reconstructing three-dimensional hand movements from non-invasive electroencephalographic signals. Journal of Neuroscience. 30(9): 3432-7.
Swett BA, Contreras-Vidal JL, Birn R, Braun A. (2010). Neural substrates of graphomotor sequence learning: a combined fMRI and kinematic study. Journal of Neurophysiology. 103(6): 3366-77.
Rietschel JC, Goodman RN, King BR, Lo LC, Contreras-Vidal JL, Hatfield BD. (2011). Cerebral cortical dynamics and the quality of motor behavior during social evaluative challenge. Psychophysiology. 48(4): 479-87.
Venkatakrishnan A, Banquet JP, Burnod Y, Contreras-Vidal JL (2011) Parkinson's disease differentially affects adaptation to gradual as compared to sudden visuomotor distortions. Human Movement Science, 30(4): 760-9. PMID: 21414678.
Rong F, Holroyd T, Husain FT, Contreras-Vidal JL, Horwitz B (2011). Task-specific modulation of human auditory evoked responses in a delayed-match-to-sample task. Front. Psychology, 2:85. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00085, PMID: 21687454.
Gentili RJ, Bradberry TJ, Oh H, Hatfield BD, Contreras Vidal JL. (2011). Cerebral cortical dynamics during visuomotor transformation: Adaptation to a cognitive-motor executive challenge. Psychophysiology. 48(6): 813-24.
King BR, Kagerer FA, Harring JR, Contreras-Vidal JL, Clark, JE (2011). Multisensory adaptation of spatial-to-motor transformations in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Experimental Brain Research. 212(2): 257-65.
Presacco A, Goodman R, Forrester L, and Contreras-Vidal JL (2011). Neural decoding of walking from non-invasive, high-density electroencephalographic (EEG) signals. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106(4):1875-87, PMID: 21768121.
Bradberry TJ, Verhagen Metman L, Contreras-Vidal JL, van den Munckhof P, Hosey LA, Thompson JLW, Schulz GM, Lenz F, Pahwa R, Lyons KE, Braun AR. (2011) Common and unique responses to dopamine agonist therapy and deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease: an H2150 PET study. Brain Stimulation, in press.
Contreras-Vidal JL, Presacco A, Agashe H, Paek A. (2012). Restoration of whole body movement: toward a noninvasive brain-machine interface system. IEEE Pulse. 2012 Jan; 3(1):34-7.
Presacco A, Forrester LW, Contreras-Vidal JL. (2012). Decoding lower-limb intra and inter-limb coordination during treadmill walking from scalp EEG signals. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 20 (2):212-9.
King BR, Oliveira MA, Contreras-Vidal JL, Clark JE. (2012) Development of state estimation explains improvements in sensorimotor performance across childhood. J Neurophysiol. 107(11):3040-9.
Bulea, T.C., Kilicarslan, A., Ozdemir, R., Paloski, W.H., Contreras-Vidal, J.L. (2013). Simultaneous Scalp Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), and Whole-Body Segmental Inertial Recording for Multi-Modal Neural Decoding. J. Vis. Exp. (), e50602, doi:10.3791/50602 (2013).
Der Spiegel, Science (Wissenschaft) section (May 2013, p. 136-137, issue 22), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HevTenRDgG4&feature=youtu.be
UNIVISION; Tecnologia que cambia la vida (December 22, 2012)
National Public Radio, NPR: I, Robot: Paraplegics get an assist (November 14, 2012)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH announces national robotics initiative awardees: Brain Machine Interface (BMI) Control of a Therapeutic Robotic Exoskeleton (September 17, 2012)
The Economist, Bionics 1, A Mind to Walk Again: A trial of thought-controlled robotics legs is taking its first steps (May 19, 2012)
The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (August 15, 2011)
National Science Foundation’s Discoveries Section (July 27, 2011) Discovery: Technology May Soon Turn Thoughts Into Action
The Wall Street Journal, Harnessing Brain Power to Move Stuff (August 2, 2011)
Science Business, Head Cap Devised to Capture Brain Signals to Control Devices
Neuroscience News, Researchers Aim for Direct Brain Control of Prosthetic Arms (July 29, 2011)
Futurity, Brain cap morphs thought into motion (July 28, 2011)
The Economist, Advances in brain-to-machine connections (March 11, 2010)
Science’s career profile on Engineering Solutions to Biomedical Problems (December 12, 2010)
NPR's Science Friday, From thought to movement (March 5, 2010)
Wire Science, 3D hand movements reconstructed using brain signals (March 8, 2010)
Neurology Today, Scientists use noninvasive methods to decode neural activity into movement (April 15, 2010)
Scientific American, No implants needed: Movement-generating brain waves detected and decoded outside the head (March 2, 2010)
Science 2.0, 3-D hand motions inspire portable prosthetic devices (March 2, 2010)
Society for Neuroscience, Researchers reconstruct 3D hand movement using brain signals (March 2, 2010)