Computational Neuroscience

Computational Neuroscience

Research activities

  • - sensory coding and information processing in the central and peripheral nervous system;
  • - decoding information (e.g., kinematics, gait phases, grip types, afferent stimuli) from signals extracted invasively from the central and the peripheral nervous system for neuroprosthetic applications.


Active Grants

Brain network mechanism for integration of natural tactile input patterns Italy-Sweden science and technology cooperation, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
NEBIAS "NEurocontrolled BIdirectional Artificial upper limb and hand prosthesiS" FP7-ICT-2013.9.6-FET Proactive: Evolving Living Technologies (EVLIT) #611687
NEMESIS (NEurocontrolled MEchatronic Hand ProstheSIS) Italian Ministry of Health
NEUWalk “Neuroprosthetic interface systems for restoring motor functions” FP7-ICT-2009-5 / Objective ICT-2009.3.9 # 258654


Main Past Grants

CYBERHAND “Development of a cybernetic hand prosthesis” IST-FET Project 2001 #35094
NEUROBOTICS “Fusing Neuroscience and Robotics to augment human capabilities” FP6-IST-FET-IP-2003 #001917


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Recent publications

Artoni F, Menicucci D, Delorme A, Makeig S, Micera S. RELICA: A method for estimating the reliability of independent components. Neuroimage. 2014 Sep 16. pii: S1053-8119(14)00752-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.09.010.

Capogrosso M, Wenger N, Raspopovic S, Musienko P, Beauparlant J, Bassi Luciani L, Courtine G, Micera S. A computational model for epidural electrical stimulation of spinal sensorimotor circuits. J Neurosci. 2013 Dec 4;33(49):19326-40. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1688-13.2013.

Carpaneto J, Raos V, Umiltà MA, Fogassi L, Murata A, Gallese V, Micera S. Continuous decoding of grasping tasks for a prospective implantable cortical neuroprosthesis. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Nov 26;9:84. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-9-84.

Raspopovic S, Capogrosso M, Badia J, Navarro X, Micera S. Experimental validation of a hybrid computational model for selective stimulation using transverse intrafascicular multichannel electrodes. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2012 May;20(3):395-404. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2012.2189021.


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