Dr Andrew Jackson

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 6685

Research Interests

Movement neuroscience, epilepsy, neurotechnology, neural prosthetics, Brain-Machine Interfaces

Current Work

PI of CANDO (Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics using Optogenetics), a multi-site, interdisciplinary project to develop a cortical implant for optogenetic neural control of seizures. See www.cando.ac.uk

A neural prosthesis to restore hand function following spinal cord injury and stroke - We are developing implantable electronic devices and surgical techniques for delivering electrical stimulation to the spinal cord, controlled in real-time from neural signals recorded in the brain.

Investigating mechanisms of learning and plasticity during operation of myoelectric-controlled interfaces and brain-machine interfaces - We use tasks requiring subjects to control computer cursors directly from electrophysiological signals in order to understand the brain mechanisms that underlie learning of abstract neuromotor mappings.

Postgraduate Supervision

  • Thomas Hall
  • Felipe de Carvalho
  • Ed Hodkin
  • Damar Susilaradeya
  • Jennifer Tulip


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