Catherine Ojakangas

Ph.D. 1992

Thesis Title:

Cerebellar Purkinje cell activity during voluntary motor learning in the primate

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago

Major Advisor(s):

Tim Ebner, M.D., Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • C.L.Ojakangas & J.P.Donoghue (2006). Plasticity of cerebral motor functions. In: Selzer, Clarke, Cohen, Duncan, and Gage . Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Neuroplasticity . Cambridge University Press, 126-146.
  • G.M.Friehs, C.L.Ojakangas , L.L. Carpenter, B. Greenberg, K.L.Chou (2006). Surgical aspects of deep brain stimulation. Med Health R.I. , 89(4):134-6.
  • C.L.Ojakangas , A. Shaikhouni, G.M.Friehs, A.Caplan, M.Serruya, M. Saleh, D.Morris , J.P.Donoghue (2006). Decoding movement intent from human premotor cortex neurons , J. Clinical Neurophysiology , 23(6):577-84.
  • C.L.Ojakangas & J.P.Donoghue (2005). Plasticity of cerebral motor functions: Implications for repair and rehabilitation. In: M.E. Selzer, L.Cohen, F.H.Gage . Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation . Cambridge University Press.
  • Friehs, G.M., Zerris, V.A., Ojakangas, C.L., Fellows, M.R., and Donoghue, J.P. (2004) Brain-machine and brain-computer interfaces. Stroke 35 (11 Suppl1):2702-5.
  • Catherine L. Ojakangas, Ammar Shaikhouni, Gerhard M. Friehs, Abe Caplan, Misha Serruya, Maryam Saleh, Dan Morris, John P. Donoghue (2004). Decoding of movement intent from human frontal cortex ensembles.
  • Catherine L. Ojakangas and John P. Donoghue. (2004). Plasticity of cerebral motor functions: implications for repair and rehabilitation. In: Michael E. Selzer, Leonardo Cohen, and Fred H. Gage. Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation. Cambridge University Press.
  • Ojakangas CL and Ebner TJ. (1994) Purkinje cell complex spike activity during voluntary motor learning: relationship to kinematics. J Neurophysiol. 72:2617-2630.
  • C.Toro, C.Cox, G.Friehs, Ojakangas CL, R.Maxwell, J.Gates,R.Gumnit, T.Ebner (1994). 8-12 Hz rhythmic oscillations in human motor cortex during two-dimensional arm movements:Evidence for representation of kinematic parameters, Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 93:290-303.
  • Ojakangas CL and Ebner TJ. (1992) Purkinje cell complex and simple spike changes during a voluntary arm movement learning task in the monkey. J Neurophysiol. 68:2222-2236.
  • Ojakangas CL and Ebner TJ. (1991) Scaling of the metrics of visually-guided arm movements during motor learning in primates. Exp Brain Res. 85: 314-323.
Catherine Ojakangas