Review: Human Intracortical Recording and Neural Decoding for Brain-Computer Interfaces

IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2017 Oct;25(10):1687-1696. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2017.2677443. Epub 2017 Mar 2.


Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) use neural information recorded from the brain for the voluntary control of external devices. The development of BCI systems has largely focused on improving functional independence for individuals with severe motor impairments, including providing tools for communication and mobility. In this review, we describe recent advances in intracortical BCI technology and provide potential directions for further research.

Trial registration: NCT00912041.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces* / trends
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Electroencephalography
  • Humans

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