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The Giszter Lab - Modular Neuromechanics and Motor Primitives Publications

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Selected Publications by Research Area


"Motor primitives--new data and future questions"
Giszter SF
Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2015 Aug;33:156-65 (2015)

"Motor primitives and synergies in the spinal cord and after injury--the current state of play"
Giszter SF, Hart CB
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013 Mar;1279:114-26 (2013)

"A neural basis for motor primitives in the spinal cord"
Hart CB, Giszter SF
J Neurosci. 2010 Jan 27;30(4):1322-36 (2010)

"Individual premotor drive pulses, not time-varying synergies, are the units of adjustment for limb trajectories constructed in spinal cord"
Kargo WJ, Giszter SF
J Neurosci. 2008 Mar 5;28(10):2409-25 (2008)

"Modular premotor drives and unit bursts as primitives for frog motor behaviors"
Hart CB and Giszter SF
J Neurosci. 2004 Jun 2;24(22):5269-82 (2004)

"Rapid correction of aimed movements by summation of force field primitives"
Kargo WJ and Giszter SF
J. Neurosci. 20(1):409-426 (2000)

Function in spinal rats that walk and their cortical plasticity

"Teaching adult rats spinalized as neonates to walk using trunk robotic rehabilitation: elements of success, failure, and dependence"
Udoekwere UI, Oza CS, Giszter SF
J Neurosci. 36(32):8341-55 (2016)

"Trunk robot rehabilitation training with active stepping reorganizes and enriches trunk motor cortex representations in spinal transected rats"
Oza CS, Giszter SF
J Neurosci. 2015 May 6;35(18):7174-89 (2015)

"Plasticity and alterations of trunk motor cortex following spinal cord injury and non-stepping robot and treadmill training"
Oza CS, Giszter SF
Exp Neurol. 2014 Jun;256:57-69 (2014)

"How spinalized rats can walk: biomechanics, cortex, and hindlimb muscle scaling--implications for rehabilitation"
Giszter SF, Hockensmith G, Ramakrishnan A, Udoekwere UI
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1198:279-93 (2010)

"Trunk sensorimotor cortex is essential for hindlimb weight-supported locomotion in adult rats spinalized as P1/P2 neonates"
Giszter SF, Davies MR, Ramakrishnan A, Udoekwere UI, Kargo WJ
J. Neurophysiology. 100(2):839-51. Epub 2008 May 28 (2008)

"Coordination strategies for limb forces during weight-bearing locomotion in normal rats, and in rats spinalized as neonates"
Giszter SF, Davies MR, and Graziani V
Exp. Brain Research 190(1):53-69. Epub 2008 Jul 9 (2008)

"Motor strategies used by rats spinalized at birth to maintain stance in response to imposed perturbations"
Giszter SF, Davies MR, Graziani VG
J. Neurophysiol. 97(4):2663-75 (2007)

BMI control of trunk and locomotion from cortex using motor plasticity

"Adaptation to elastic loads and BMI robot controls during rat locomotion examined with point-process GLMs"
Song W, Cajigas I, Brown EN, Giszter SF
Front Syst Neurosci. 2015 Apr 28;9:62 (2015)

"Adaptation to a cortex-controlled robot attached at the pelvis and engaged during locomotion in rats"
Song W, Giszter SF
J Neurosci. 2011 Feb 23;31(8):3110-28 (2011)

"Multiple Types of Movement Related Information Encoded in Hindlimb/Trunk Cortex in Rats and Potentially Available for Brain Machine Interface Controls"
Song WG and Giszter SF
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 56(11 Pt 2):2712-6. Epub 2009 Jul 14 (2009)

"Robot-driven Spinal Epidural Stimulation Compared withConventional Stimulation in Adult Spinalized Rats"
Hsieh FH and Giszter SF
IEEE-EMBS Conference Proceedings. Boston, MA (2011)

Electrode development

"Spinal primitives and intra-spinal micro-stimulation (ISMS) based prostheses: a neurobiological perspective on the "known unknowns" in ISMS and future prospects"
Giszter SF
Front Neurosci. 2015 Mar 20;9:72 (2015)

"Braided multi-electrode probes: mechanical compliance characteristics and recordings from spinal cords"
Kim TG, Branner A, Gulati T, and Giszter SF
J Neural Engineering. Aug;10(4):045001. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/10/4/045001. Epub 2013 May 31 (2013)


US Patent US8639311B2: Sensing probe comprising multiple, spatially separate, sensing sites. Jan 28, 2014.

US Patent US8534176B2: Method and Apparatus for braiding microstrands. Sept 17, 2013

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