Coherence between cortex and subthalamic nucleus

We discovered that theta coherence between cortex and subthalamic nucleus (STN) for left hemisphere deep brain stimulation (DBS) implant increases during speech. The theta coherence for right hemisphere DBS is not as pronounced compared to rest.

In collaboration with Rachel Smith, Victor Del Bene, Matthew Nelson, Joe Olson, Sarah Brinkerhoff, Zach Irwin, Nicole Bentley, Robert Knight, and Harrison Walker.

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Arie Nakhmani is an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He joined UAB in 2013. Prior to that, he completed his postdoctoral training at Georgia Tech and Boston University. He is an Associate Scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the ANRY lab at UAB. He is the author of over 120 peer-reviewed research publications and book chapters on robust control, machine learning, signal and image analysis. He is also an author of "Modern Control: State-Space Analysis and Design Methods" textbook published by McGraw Hill in 2020.

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