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Neuroengineering

Neuroengineering

Neuroengineering involves the use and development of engineering techniques to understand, interact with, and/or influence neural function. The human nervous system is staggeringly complex, using the transmission of electrical impulses through billions of neurons to perform many sophisticated tasks such as sensing the environment, moving our bodies gracefully through it, and making complex decisions. At Georgia Tech and Emory, we are advancing our understanding of fundamental neural properties including sensorimotor control, learning, information processing, response to physical trauma, and complex neural dynamics. We are also engaged in developing novel technologies to measure, manipulate, and interact with the nervous system. These methods are applied with goals ranging from basic science to clinical application to further our understanding of normal neurophysiology and to help repair damaged brain, spinal or peripheral nervous tissue. Potential application areas include implantable devices that can effectively alter neural function when it is lost or impaired, including sensory loss, neurodegeneration such as in Parkinson’s and Alzheimers’s disease, neural injury such as concussion.  Research centers supporting efforts in Neuroengineering include: The Laboratory for Neuroengineering, the Neural Engineering Center, Neuro@Tech,  Veterans Affairs Medical Center , and the Emory Center for Rehabilitation.


Map of Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

BME @ Emory

Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology &
Emory University School of Medicine

BME @ GT:
313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127 Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

TEP @ GT:
387 Technology Circle NW Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

BME @ Emory:
1760 Haygood Dr, Ste W 200 Atlanta, GA
30322-4250
Phone: 404.727.9874 :: Fax: 404.727.9873