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Brain Computer Interface and Neurophysiology

Brain Computer Interface will allow us to restore a patient’s functionality. Imagine the moment when a paralyzed patient can one day walk again because of a brain computer interface. We are already well on our way, as rapid advances in neural engineering have enabled us to decode brain signals and match them to specific movements. This “bypass approach” shows much promise, and the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute will be a leader in developing and refining the technologies that make such a moment possible.

Dr. Ali Rezai, executive chair of the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, lays out his bold, new vision for neuroscience at WVU. Joining Dr. Rezai are WVU President Gorden Gee, Albert Wright, president and chief executive officer of the West Virginia University Health System, and Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for Health Science at WVU.

Research drives patient care at any large academic medical center. As stroke treatment has dramatically evolved in the past decade, WVU Medicine’s neurointerventionists have emerged as national leaders in their relatively new field. Here, Ansaar Rai, MD, WVU Medicine Radiology vice chair of clinical operations, discusses the past and present of stroke treatment.

Neurosurgeons treat their patients through the use of a delicate, targeted procedure; the best neurosurgeons are skilled at several. WVU Medicine neurosurgeon Robert A. Marsh, MD, PhD, says his best approach is unique to each patient, and considers wishes as well as needs.

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