Signal considerations for chronically implanted electrodes for brain interfacing

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© 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The fundamental unit of communication within the nervous system is the action potential. The action potential is an electrochemical signal mediated by the flow of ions across the membrane of individual neurons between the intracellular and extracellular spaces. This ionic flux results from concentration and potential gradients between the intracellular and extracellular spaces and occurs through ion-permeant pores (transmembrane proteins or channels) present in the membrane. Generation of action potentials by electrical stimulation or transduction of action potentials by electrical recording forms the basis of neural prosthetic interfaces.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grill, WM

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Book Title

  • Indwelling Neural Implants: Strategies for Contending with the in Vivo Environment

Start / End Page

  • 41 - 61

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780849393624

Citation Source

  • Scopus