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Research Interests

The three fundamental goals of my research are the following: 1) To understand the nature of the brain's own signals -- the "language" in which movement commands are expressed by neurons in the central nervous system. 2) To understand the mechanisms by which these signals are produced -- the nature of the connections among networks of neurons, and the transformations that occur in the signals as they propagate throughout these networks. 3) To develop applications of these basic principles that could be of therapeutic value to human patients. Much of this work is done in collaboration with students and faculty from the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN).

Training Experience

1992Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Nijmegen

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University

… → 1990


  • Movement Control
  • Neural Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Spinal Cord Injury

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Grants 2002 2023

Brain computer interface
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Research Output 1984 2019

A muscle-activity-dependent gain between motor cortex and emg

Naufel, S., Glaser, J. I., Kording, K. P., Perreault, E. & Miller, L. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of neurophysiology. 121, 1, p. 61-73 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Cortex
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Contact Lenses
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Cortically Controlled FES for Restoration and Rehabilitation of Function Following SCI in Rats

Barroso, F. O., Yoder, B., Wallner, J., Jantz, M., Tostado, P., Pei, E., Tysseling, V. M., Miller, L. E. & Tresch, M. C., Jan 1 2019, Biosystems and Biorobotics. Springer International Publishing, p. 931-934 4 p. (Biosystems and Biorobotics; vol. 21).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Patient rehabilitation
2 Citations (Scopus)

A Neural Population Mechanism for Rapid Learning

Perich, M. G., Gallego, J. A. & Miller, L. E., Nov 21 2018, In : Neuron. 100, 4, p. 964-976.e7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Cortex
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Cortical population activity within a preserved neural manifold underlies multiple motor behaviors

Gallego, J. A., Perich, M. G., Naufel, S. N., Ethier, C., Solla, S. A. & Miller, L. E., Dec 1 2018, In : Nature communications. 9, 1, 4233.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Cortex
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluation of high-density, multi-contact nerve cuffs for activation of grasp muscles in monkeys

Brill, N. A., Naufel, S. N., Polasek, K., Ethier, C., Cheesborough, J., Agnew, S., Miller, L. E. & Tyler, D. J., Feb 27 2018, In : Journal of Neural Engineering. 15, 3, 036003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Strength
Chemical activation