Laboratory for Neural Engineering and Control
Welcome to the Laboratory for Neural Engineering and Control in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University.
Our research interests lie in brain-machine-interfaces, neural coding of tactile sensations, and biomedical instrumentation. More specifically, we utilize experimental and theoretical approaches to investigate how the brain extracts information about the outside world through the electrical activity of neurons (reading the neural code), and how we can shape downstream population neural activities, and ultimately perception, through patterned microstimulation (writing the neural code). The long-term goal of our research is to provide the bridge to clinical applications.