Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Slutzky Neuroprosthetics Laboratory

About Our Lab

Our laboratory uses neural prosthetics, specifically human-machine interfaces, to pursue the goals of improving both our understanding of brain function as well as restoring movement and communication to people with neurologic impairment from disorders such as stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and ALS. Learn more about brain machine interfaces and myoelectric-computer interfaces 

We can be followed on Twitter at the handle: @SlutzkyLab


Northwestern Researchers use Video Game to help Stroke Victims

"Unlocking the secret of how the brain encodes speech​," Science Daily, Sept 26, 2018. 

"This video game helps stroke victims regain movement​," New York Post, March 20, 2019

"Scientists are using a video game to help stroke victims regain movement​," MSN, March 20, 2019

Congratulations to Robert Flint on his Craig H. Neilson Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award!

Congratulations to Emily Mugler on her NRSA (F32) award from the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders!

Dr. Slutzky's research featured in Feinberg Media coverage, "Restoring the Ability to Grasp to Paralyzed Patients"

Our work featured in MIT Technology Review article, "A Speech Synthesizer Direct to the Brain"

Zach Wright’s paper has been published in the journal, Neurorehabilation and Neural Repair, February 2014 edition.

Michael Scheid was awarded a fellowship with the National Institutes of Health’s T-32 Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Training Grant.

Selected Publications

Cortical encoding of phonemic context during word production. Mugler EM, Goldrick M, Slutzky MW. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014 Aug;2014:6790-3. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6945187. PMID: 25571555

Brain-machine interfaces in neurorehabilitation of stroke. Soekadar SR, Birbaumer N, Slutzky MW, Cohen LG. Neurobiol Dis. 2014 Dec 7. pii: S0969-9961(14)00371-4. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2014.11.025. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25489973

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Marc W Slutzky, MD, PhD

Marc W Slutzky, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department and Physiology

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