Paul Bach-y-Rita's Papers

Throughout his career, Dr. Bach-y-Rita reported on his studies of neuroplasticity at a variety of scientific conferences. Please explore the list of his reports if you wish to learn more about Paul's scientific contribution to this field of neuroscience. 

  1. Bach-Y-Rita, P. "Neurology Beyond the Clinic:" The Divine Banquet of the Brain: and Other Essays, M. Critchley. Contemp. Psych. 26:124-125, 1981. LIMITED DISTRIBUTION
  2. Cogan, A., J. Madey, W. Kaufman, G. Holmlund and P. Bach-Y-Rita. Pong Game as a Rehabilitation Device. Proceedings of Fourth Annual Conf. on Systems & Devices for the Disabled, Seattle, WA.; June 1-3, 1977.
  3. Bach-y-Rita, P. (coauthor). Syllabus Chapter, Rehabilitation of Brain Disorders, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1985.
  4. Bach-y-Rita, P., J. Webster, W. Tompkins and T. Crabb- Sensory Substitution for Space Gloves and for Space Robots. In Proceedinizs of the Workshop on Space Telerobotics, G. Rodriques (ed.), Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Pasadena, CA., Publication 87-13, vol. 11, 51 57, 1987.
  5. Miletic, G. and P. Bach-y-Rita. Vibrotactile perception: Its application to the development of an educational program for the teaching of visuospatial concepts to the early blind children. In Proceedings of the XV Congress Nacionale della Societe Italians di Medicine Fisico e Rehabilitazione. C. Morosini (ed.) Liviana Press, 1987.
  6. Maalej, N., H. Zhu, J.G. Webster, W.J. Tompkins, J.J. Wertsch and P. Bach- y-Rita. Pressure monitoring under insensate feet. Proc. IEEE/9th Ann. Conf. Engin. Med. Biol. Soc., 1823-1824, 1987.
  7. Zhu, H., N. Maalej, J.G. Webster, W.J. Tompkins, P. Bach-y-Rita and J.J. Wertsch. A microprocessor-based data-acquisition system for monitoring foot pressure. Proc.10th Ann. Intern. Conf. IEEE Engin. Med. Biol. Sci.,1599-1600, 1988.
  8. Maalej, N., S. Bhat, H. Zhu, J.G. Webster, W.J. Tompkins, J.J. Wertsch and P. Bach-y Rita. A conductive polymer pressure sensor. Proc.10th Ann. Intern. Conf. IEEE Engin. Med. Biol. Soc., 770-771, 1988.
  9. Kothari, M., J.G. Webster, W.J. Tompkins, J.J. Wertsch and P. Bach-y- Rita. Capacitive sensors for measuring the pressure between the foot and shoe. Proc.10th Ann. Intern. Conf. IEEE Engin. Med. Biol. Soc., 805- 806, 1988.
  10. Bach-y-Rita, P. Three-dimensional spatial graphics for blind computer users. In Access to Visual Computer Information by Blind Persons, EEC Community Concerted Action on Technology and Blindness, Technical University of Berlin; K. Fellbaum (ed.), 81-85, 1990.
  11. Bach-y-Rita, P., K. Fellbaum, J. Ekberg, R. Gunzenhauser, F. Caubet, M. Truquet, G. Jansson and H. Caire. Tactile and acoustic presentations of computer images for the blind (project proposal). In Access to Visual Computer Information by Blind Persons, EEC Community Concerted Action on Technology and Blindness, Technical University of Berlin; K. Fellbaum (ed.), 137-142, 1990.
  12. Bach-y-Rita, P. Invited commentary; Paul Broca: aphasia and cerebral localization. Citation Classic, Current Contents; Institute for Scientific Information; 22.18, 1990, #38; Sept. 17, Soc. & Behav. Sci. edition; also, Sept. 24, Life Sci. & Clin. Sci. editions.
  13. Bach-y-Rita, P. (1994), Role des facteurs biologiques et psichosociales dans une communication multimodale efficace. in D. Burger, Ed., Interfaces Multimodales Pour Handicapés Visuels. ANPEA, Paris, 13-20.
  14. Bach-y-Rita, P. (in press), Late changeability of brain function. Lectures of the Maison Suger, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, A. Colin, Ed, Paris
  15. Bach-y-Rita, P. (in press) Brain plasticity and vision substitution. Journée International de Neuro-Ophtalmologie. S. Mirabel, Ed. Fondation Ophtalmologique A. de Rothchild, Paris.
  16. Bach-y-Rita, P. 1994 Beyond Cajal: Nonsynaptic diffusion neurotransmission and brain rehabilitation. In M. Velasco Suarez, ed., XXX Aniversario, Inst Nacional de Neurorología y Neurocirugía, Mexico, pp 70-77.
  17. Bach-y-Rita, P. 1994 Psychosocial and environmental factors in neurologic rehabilitation. In M. Velasco Suarez, ed., XXX Aniversario, nst Nacional de Neurorología y Neurocirugía, Mexico, pp 78-84.

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Our team is led by three project directors, Kurt Kaczmarek, Mitchell Tyler and Yuri Danilov, who have a combined total of 65 years of experience in neuroscience, biomedical science, and engineering. 

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Founded in 1992, the Tactile Com­mu­nication & Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) is located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We are a research center that uses the experience of many different areas of science to study the theory and application of applied neuro­plasticity, the brain’s ability to re­or­ganize in response to new informa­tion, needs, and pathways.

Our research is aimed at developing solutions for sensory and motor disorder rehabilitation.