Andrew B. Schwartz, PhD

Professor, Neurobiology

Contact

E1440 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
412-383-7021
F: 412-383-6799
abs21@pitt.edu
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Education

PhD, University of Minnesota (1984)

Focus

Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.

Research Summary

Our research is centered on two aspects of motor control cerebral mechanisms of volitional arm movement and cortical control of neural prosthetics. We use electrode arrays to record action potentials from populations of individual neurons in motor cortical areas while monkeys perform tasks related to reaching and drawing. A number of signal-processing and statistical analyses are performed on these data to extract movement-related information from the recorded activity. Students interested in our research program should have programming experience and ability/desire to train monkeys.

Publications

Taylor, D.M., Helms Tillery, S.I., Schwartz, A.B. Direct cortical control of 3D neuroprosthetic devices. Science, 296: 1829-1832, 2002.