Neuromodulation

  • Lead Investigator: Nuray Yozbatiran, PT, PhD
  • Researcher: Vanessa Bernal, BS, CCRP, Kathryn Nedley, OTD, OTR, ATP (TIRR)
  • Post-doc: Kyuwan Choi, PhD
  • Investigates the efficacy and efficiency of non-invasive brain and spinal stimulation on upper limb recovery function in patients with brain injury and spinal cord injury
  • Funding: Memorial Hermann Foundation, TIRR Foundation
  • Latest Publications
    • Yozbatiran N, Keser Z, Davis M, Stampas A, O’Malley MK, Cooper Hay C, Frontera J, Fregni F, Francisco F. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the primary motor cortex and robot-assisted arm training in chronic incomplete cervical spinal cord injury: a proof of concept sham-randomized clinical study. NeuroRehabilitation 2016 Jul 15;39(3):401-11
    • Bhagat NA, Venkatakrishnan A, Abibullaev B, Artz EJ, Yozbatiran N, Blank AA, French J, Karmonik C, Grossman RG, O’Malley MK, Francisco GE, Contreras-Vidal JL. Design and optimization of an EEG-Based Brain Machine Interface (BMI) to an Upper-Limb Exoskeleton for Stroke Survivors. Front Neuroscience 2016 March 31;10:122
    • Keser Z, Hasan KM, Mwangi B, Kamali A, Ucisik FE, Riascos RF, Yozbatiran N, Francisco G, Narayana P. Diffusion tensor imaging of the human cerebellar pathways and their interplay with cerebral macrostructure,” Frontiers Neuroanatomy, 2015 Apr 8;9:41.
    • Keser Z, Yozbatiran N, Francisco GE, Hasan KM. A note on the mapping and quantification of the human brain corticospinal tract. Eur J Radiol. 2014 Sept; 83(9):1703-5
    • Pehlivan AU, Sergi F, Erwin A, O’Malley MK, Yozbatiran N, Francisco GE. Design and validation of the RiceWrist-S exoskeleton for robotic rehabilitation after incomplete spinal cord injury. Robotica Special Issue on Rehabilitation Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction. 2014 Jun, DOI: 10.1017/S0263574714001490BOOK CHAPTERS

      1. Yozbatiran N. Stroke Rehabilitation. Kursad Kutluk, M.D (ed). In: Stroke. Nobel Tıp Kitabevleri, İstanbul, 2004; 237-252 (invited)

      2. Yozbatiran N, Türeyen ZC. Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Prof.Dr.Z.Candan Türeyen(ed). In: Applied Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, T.C. Dokuz Eylül Üniversity Publishings, Izmir 1996; 409 – 426 (invited)