Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Laboratory for brain-computer interfaces

About Laboratory

Grant Agreement No.: 14.641.31.0003
Project name: Bidirectional electrocorticographic braincomputer interfaces for control, stimulation, and communication
Name of the institution of higher learning: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Fields of scientific research: Computer and information sciences

The purpose of the present study is to develop the information technology for bidirectional communications with the human brain using the corticographic (ECoG) interface combined with modern multidimensional data analysis methods and somatosensory feedback provided by direct electrical stimulation or sensory substitution.

Leading scientist

 Mikhail Lebedev

Name: Lebedev Mikhail Albertovich


Academic degree and title: Ph.D. in Neurobiology
Job Title: Senior Research Scientist, Department of Neurobiology, Duke University
Field of scientific interests: neurophysiology, brain-machine interface

Scientific recognition:
2017 Frontiers Spotlight award
2016 Scientific Reports: Top 100 Badge
2015 Frontiers: Travel Award
2012 Duke University: Science Education Grant Award
1993 University of Tennessee, Memphis: Travel Award
1992 University of Tennessee, Memphis: Travel Award
1989 Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow: 2nd Prize, Annual Research Competition
1988 Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow: 2nd Prize, Annual Research Competition
1986 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology: Diploma with Distinction
1980 Specialized High School #60, Moscow: Graduation with Gold Medal

Scientific work of the leading scientist, his/her main scientific achievements:
Leader in the field of bi-directional interfaces development on primates. Coordinates research at the Center for Neuroengineering (Duke University) along with M. Nikoleis, the pioneer in the field (Nicoleleis performs general management of laboratories across the world, while Lebedev directly manages students and researchers). Active collaboration with Russian scientists in the development and implementation of neurointerfaces.

1. Lebedev, M. A., & Nicolelis, M. A. (2017). Brain-Machine Interfaces: From Basic Science to Neuroprostheses and Neurorehabilitation. Physiological Reviews, 97(2), 767-837.
2. Vouga, T., Zhuang, K. Z., Olivier, J., Lebedev, M. A., Nicolelis, M. A., Bouri, M., & Bleuler, H. (2017). EXiO—A Brain-Controlled Lower Limb Exoskeleton for Rhesus Macaques. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 25(2), 131-141.
3. Pais-Vieira, M., Yadav, A. P., Moreira, D., Guggenmos, D., Santos, A., Lebedev, M., & Nicolelis, M. A. (2016). A Closed Loop Brain-machine Interface for Epilepsy Control Using Dorsal Column Electrical Stimulation. Scientific Reports, 6.
4. Opris, I., Lebedev, M. A., & Nelson, R. J. (2016). Neostriatal Neuronal Activity Correlates Better with Movement Kinematics under Certain Rewards. Frontiers in neuroscience, 10.
5. Lebedev, M. (2016). Augmentation of Sensorimotor Functions with Neural Prostheses. Opera Medica et Physiologica, (3-4).

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