"Whiskers: A Feel for the Dark", from California Wild, magazine of the CA Academy of Sciences
Chris Moore - Cortical Mechanisms of Tactile Perception. The Moore lab is interested in understanding tactile perception, and specifically how rapid changes in neural organization relate to rapid changes in perceptual function. The vibrissa sensory system is a key focus of research in the laboratory, with an emphasis on frequency-dependent information processing.
Miguel Nicolelis - ...new electrophysiological techniques for carrying out long-term simultaneous recordings of the extracellular activity of up to 128 single neurons distributed across multiple levels of somatosensory and motor pathways in behaving animals...
Dan Simons' Lab - brain circuitry and neuronal information processing in the somatosensory system
The Adaptive Behaviour Research Group, Psychology Dept., Univ. of Sheffield, England. A multidisciplinary group whose aim is to understand animal behavior by studying models of neural circuitry and the robotic behavior that results from the use of such models.
Mouse Project: Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
The Neuroprosthesis Research Organization is a
privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to providing science news information
and advice to individuals with chronic electrode implants in their brain, spinal cord,
peripheral nervous system and/or muscles. We raise funds for visual, auditory and
sensorimotor neuroprosthesis, sensorimotor substitution, human brain-computer interaction
and healthcare oriented biomorphic robotics related research. Many of our visitors are
scientists, students, writers, journalists, artists, who are interested in neural
prosthesis research. Our goal in the long term is to strive towards developing biomorphic
external control of robotic devices and/or functional electrical stimulation while
requiring the minimum possible in terms of invasive implants to obtain neural intention
signals for artificial motor control.