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Dr. Jerry J. Shih

The PhysOrg article Researchers show brain waves can “write” on a computer in early tests said

Neuroscientists at the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville, Florida, have demonstrated how brain waves can be used to type alphanumerical characters on a computer screen. By merely focusing on the “q” in a matrix of letters, for example, that “q” appears on the monitor.
Researchers say these findings, presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, represent concrete progress toward a mind-machine interface that may, one day, help people with a variety of disorders control devices, such as prosthetic arms and legs. These disorders include Lou Gehrig’s disease and spinal cord injuries, among many others.
“Over 2 million people in the United States may benefit from assistive devices controlled by a brain-computer interface,” says the study’s lead investigator, neurologist Jerry Shih, M.D. “This study constitutes a baby step on the road toward that future, but it represents tangible progress in using brain waves to do certain tasks.”

Jerry J. Shih, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic. His interests are medical and surgical management of seizure disorders.
Jerry coauthored Frequency of Bitemporal Independent Interictal Epileptiform Discharges in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Quality-of-Life Assessment in Patients Treated with Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Areas of Interictal Spiking Are Associated with Metabolic Dysfunction in MRI-negative Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Postictal behaviors associated with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, Global brain dysfunction in an infant with pyridoxine dependency : Evaluation with EEG, evoked potentials, MRI, and PET, Magnetoencephalographic Characterization of Sleep Spindles in Humans, and Multidipole Analysis of Simulated Epileptic Spikes With Real Background Activity. Read the full list of his publications!
He earned his M.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. He completed his internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA and his Residency and Fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. He is certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Clinical Neurophysiology.
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