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Network neuroscience for optimizing brain-computer interfaces.

Authors
  • De Vico Fallani, Fabrizio1
  • Bassett, Danielle S2
  • 1 Inria Paris, Aramis project-team, F-75013, Paris, France; Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere, ICM, Inserm, U 1127, CNRS, UMR 7225, Sorbonne Université, F-75013, Paris, France. Electronic address: [email protected] , (France)
  • 2 Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA; Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA; Department of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physics of life reviews
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2019
Volume
31
Pages
304–309
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2018.10.001
PMID: 30642781
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Human-machine interactions are being increasingly explored to create alternative ways of communication and to improve our daily life. Based on a classification of the user's intention from the user's underlying neural activity, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) allow direct interactions with the external environment while bypassing the traditional effector of the musculoskeletal system. Despite the enormous potential of BCIs, there are still a number of challenges that limit their societal impact, ranging from the correct decoding of a human's thoughts, to the application of effective learning strategies. Despite several important engineering advances, the basic neuroscience behind these challenges remains poorly explored. Indeed, BCIs involve complex dynamic changes related to neural plasticity at a diverse range of spatiotemporal scales. One promising antidote to this complexity lies in network science, which provides a natural language in which to model the organizational principles of brain architecture and function as manifest in its interconnectivity. Here, we briefly review the main limitations currently affecting BCIs, and we offer our perspective on how they can be addressed by means of network theoretic approaches. We posit that the emerging field of network neuroscience will prove to be an effective tool to unlock human-machine interactions. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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