Publications

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Journal articles:
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[23]Normal brain response to propofol in advance of recovery from unresponsive wakefulness syndrome. Blain-Moraes, S., Boshra, R., Ma, H.K., Mah, R., Ruiter, K., Avidan, M., Connolly, J.F. & Mashour, G.A. (2016) Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00248.[pdf]
[22]Functional and topological conditions for explosive synchronization develop in human brain networks with the onset of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness.
Kim, M., Mashour, G., Blain-Moraes, S., Vanini, G., Tarnal, V., Janke, E., Hudetz, A.G., & Lee, U. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 2016. doi:10.3389/fncon.2016.00001 [pdf]
[21]General relationship of global topology, local dynamics, and directionality in large-scale brain networks.
Moon, J., Lee, U., Blain-Moraes, S. & Mashour, G. PLoS Computational Biology 2015. 11(4):e1004225. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004225 [pdf]
[20]Neurophysiological correlates of sevoflurane-induced unconsciousness.
Blain-Moraes, S., Tarnal, V., Vanini, G., Alexander, A., Rosen, D., Shortal, B., Janke, E. & Mashour, G.A. Anesthesiology 2015. 122(2):307-316. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000482 [pdf]
[19]Assessing levels of consciousness with symbolic analysis.
Lee, U., Blain-Moraes, S. & Mashour, G. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 2014. 373:20140117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098.rtsa.2014.0117. [pdf]
[18]Electroencephalographic effects of ketamine on power, cross-frequency coupling and connectivity in the alpha bandwidth.
Blain-Moraes, S., Lee, U., Ku, S., Noh, G. & Mashour, G.A. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 2014. 8:114. doi:10.3389/fnsys.2014.00114. [pdf]
[17]Toward a physiological signal-based access solution for a non-verbal adolescent with severe and multiple disabilities.
Memarian, N., Blain-Moraes, S. & Chau, T. Developmental Neurorehabilitation 2014. 17(4):270-277. [pdf]
[16]Performance assessment in brain-computer interface-based augmentative and alternative communication.
Thompson, D.*, Blain-Moraes, S.* & Huggins, J. BioMedical Engineering Online 2013. 12(1),43. [pdf]
[15]Altered cortical communication in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Blain-Moraes, S., Mashour G.A., Lee, H., Huggins, J.E. & Lee, U. Neuroscience Letters 2013. 543:172-176. [pdf]
[14]Biomusic: A novel technology for revealing the personhood of people with profound multiple disabilities.
Blain-Moraes, S., Chesser, S., Kingsnorth, S., McKeever, P. & Biddiss, E. Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2013. 29(2):159-173. [pdf]
[13]Challenges of developing access pathways for children with profound congenital disabilities.
Blain-Moraes, S. & Chau, T. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability 2012. 37(4):348-359. [pdf]
[12]Barriers to and mediators of brain-computer interface user acceptance: Focus group findings.
Blain-Moraes, S., Schaff, R., Gruis, K., Huggins, J. & Wren, P. Ergonomics 2012. 55(5):516-525. [pdf]
[11]Determining the effects of therapeutic clowning on nurses in a children’s rehabilitation hospital.
Blain, S.*, Kingsnorth, S.*, Stephens, L. & McKeever, P. Arts & Health 2012. 4(1):26-38. [pdf]
[10]An integrated approach to detecting communicative intent amid hyperkinetic movements in children.
Lesperance, A., Blain, S. & Chau, T. Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2011. 27(3):150-162. [pdf]
[9]Revealing personhood through biomusic of individuals without communicative interaction ability.
Blain, S. & McKeever, P. Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2011. 27(1):1-4. [pdf]
[8]On the use of peripheral autonomic signals for binary control of body-machine interfaces.
Falk, T., Guirgis, M., Power, S., Blain, S. & Chau, T. Physiological Measurement 2010. 31:1411-1422.
[7]Physiological and emotional responses of disabled children to Therapeutic Clowns: A pilot study.
Kingsnorth, S.*, Blain, S.* & McKeever, P. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011. doi:10.1093/ecam/neq008. [pdf]
[6]A cardiorespiratory classifier of voluntary and involuntary electrodermal activity.
Blain, S., Power, S., Sedjic, E., Mihailidis, A., and Chau, T. BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2010. 9:11. [pdf]
[5]Bedside computer access for an individual with severe and multiple disabilities: A case study.
Blain, S., McKeever, P. & Chau, T. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 2010. 5(5):359-369. [pdf]
[4]Peripheral autonomic signals as access pathways for individuals with severe disabilities: A literature appraisal.
Blain, S., Chau, T. & Mihailidis, A. The Open Rehabilitation Journal 2008. 1:27-37. [pdf]
[3]Assessing the potential of electrodermal activity as an alternative access pathway.
Blain, S., Mihailidis, A., & Chau, T. Medical Engineering and Physics 2008. 30(4):498-505. [pdf]
[2]A review of emerging access technologies for individuals with severe motor impairments.
Tai, K., Blain, S. & Chau, T. Assistive Technology 2008. 20(4):204-219. [pdf]
[1]A radial basis classifier for the automatic detection of aspiration in children with dysphagia.
Lee, J., Blain, S., Casas, M., Kenny, D., Berall, G. & Chau, T. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2006. 3(14). doi:10.1186/1743-0003-3-14.

Book chapters:

[1]Alves, N., Blain, S., Falk, T., Leung, B., Memarian, N., & Chau, T. 2011 “Chapter 3: Access technologies for children and youth with severe motor disabilities” in Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering – From Disability to Possibility. Taylor & Francis ISBN: 978-1439808429.

Media coverage:

[9]"Soul music". Medicine Focus, McGill Publications. publications.mcgill.ca/medinfocus/2016/05/14/soul-music
[8]“Biomusic”. BBC radio morning show, October 24, 2013.
[7]C. Florentin. “Biomusic: A new technology that lets us ‘hear’ children who cannot communicate due to profound multiple disabilities.” Hospital News – Canada’s Health Care Newspaper, 26(6):13, June 2013.
[6]“Tuning in to the music of kids who can’t speak”, BLOOM – Parenting Kids with Disabilities, December 30, 2010.
[5]“Canadian helps severely disabled speak through music”, AFP, October 4, 2010.
[4]“Therapeutic clowns reach unresponsive kids: study”, CTV National News, May 2, 2010.
[3]“Impact of therapeutic clowns on disabled children gives researchers hope”, The Globe and Mail, February 26, 2010.
[2]“Therapeutic clowns stir unresponsive children”, BLOOM – Parenting Kids with Disabilities, February 19, 2010.
[1]“The power of body language”, BLOOM – Parenting Kids with Disabilities, 2007.