Students should be able to:

– Understand the use, advantages and disadvantages of different electrodes arrays and micro arrays for recording and stimulation in the central nervous system

– Compare between different spike sorting techniques concerning technique complexity, false positive to false negative ratio, dimension reduction, adaptivity and use in on-line applications

– Understand and simulate the function of various neural implants, including cochlear and grasping implants and implants for restoring function for foot drop or flaccid bladder patients, and brain computer interfaces for rehabilitation of stroke, ALS and locked-in syndrome patients

– Differentiate different recording and stimulation techniques with regards to signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), invasiveness, bio compatibility, tissue damage, place selectivity, temporal and spatial resolution and current injection efficiency.

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