Alireza Gharabaghi

Alireza Gharabaghi was born in Hannover, Germany, in 1974. He completed his dissertation thesis in the field of neuroregeneration after studying medicine in Hannover, and accomplished his habilitation thesis in 2007 after specializing in neurosurgery in Tübingen, Germany, where he became Professor of Neurosurgery and Head of Neuroprosthetics Research at the Center for Integrative Neuroscience which is part of the excellence cluster initiative of the German federal and state governments. He has received the European Skull Base Society Award as well as the Traugott Riechert Award for Functional Neurosurgery, and was the first neurosurgeon ever to be conferred with the Hans Joachim Denecke Award. In 2012, Professor Gharabaghi received calls from the University of Freiburg to the W3-Full Professorship of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and from the University of Tuebingen to the W3-Full Professorship of Translational Neurosurgery and Chair of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery, accepting the latter. His clinical and research interests lie in the field of context-specific neuromodulation and closed-loop neuroprosthetics for neurorehabilitation of motor function in neurodegenerative disorders and following brain injury such as stroke.

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JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
Reaction Time Predicts Brain-Computer Interface Aptitude
     There is evidence that 15–30% of the general population cannot effectively operate brain–computer interfaces (BCIs). Thus the BCI performance predictors are critically required to pre-screen participants. Current neurophysiological and psychological tests either require complicated equipment or suffer from subjectivity. Thus,... Read more