Brain-Computer Interfaces for Treatment of Focal Dystonia

Mov Disord. 2022 Sep;37(9):1798-1802. doi: 10.1002/mds.29178. Epub 2022 Aug 10.


Task-specificity in isolated focal dystonias is a powerful feature that may successfully be targeted with therapeutic brain-computer interfaces. While performing a symptomatic task, the patient actively modulates momentary brain activity (disorder signature) to match activity during an asymptomatic task (target signature), which is expected to translate into symptom reduction.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Brain-Computer Interfaces*
  • Dystonic Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Dystonic Disorders* / therapy
  • Humans