Denis Larrivee

Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Denis Larrivee is a Visiting Scholar at Loyola University Chicago and a Colaborador at the University of Navarra, Spain, and has held professorships at the Weill Cornell University Medical College in New York City and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. A former fellow at Yale University\'s Medical School and Department of Biology he received the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology\'s first place award for studies on photoreceptor degenerative and developmental mechanisms. He is the current editor of a text entitled Brain Computer Interfacing and Brain Dynamics with InTech Publishing and an editorial board member of the journals Annals of Neurology and Neurological Sciences (USA) and EC Neurology (UK). An International Neuroethics Society Expert he is the author of nearly 70 papers and book chapters in such varied journals/venues as Neurology and Neurological Sciences (USA), EC Neurology (UK), Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Religion and Mental Health, and IEEE Explore. He is also a 2018 finalist of the international Ratzinger Expanded Reason Awards sponsored by the Francis Vittorio University of Madrid.

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As a strategic response to cognitive and CNS impairments, BCI is a theoretical outgrowth of several generations of endogenous devices for peripheral nerves, which have as a prime goal the direct replacement of lost neural function. In these earlier applications therapeutic intervention has been premised only on the restoration of signal generating capacity where nerve transmission is largely unidirectional and temporally sequenced. It is increasingly apparent, however, that the brain not only employs a very different type of syntax from that of peripheral nerves but also structures the semantic content of motor activity, fundamentally altering the conception of BCI as a therapeutic medium. The book presented here documents this change, proposing a multi-faceted strategy in which BCI therapy can restore the loss of multi-tiered, brain based motor function.

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