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Latest Brain–computer interface Stories

Novel Wireless Brain Sensor Unveiled
2013-02-28 11:18:44

A team of neuroengineers based at Brown University has developed a fully implantable and rechargeable wireless brain sensor capable of relaying real-time broadband signals from up to 100 neurons in freely moving subjects.

Evolution Gave Humans Unique Brain Structures Over Primates
2013-02-24 06:04:08

Researchers have discovered a pair of functional networks in the human cerebral cortex that are not present in the brains of rhesus monkeys, leading them to theorize that the networks were added during the evolution from ancient primates to the modern day homo sapiens.

The Secrets Of Human Speech
2013-02-22 08:18:01

Researchers writing in the journal Nature have uncovered some secrets regarding speech motor control.

X-Ray Vision For Lab Rats
2013-02-13 08:59:42

Despite their seemingly endless capabilities, even our retinas have their limits. That is, until today, with the release of a new study by researchers led by Duke University neurobiologist Miguel Nicolelis.

Quadriplegic Woman Uses Robotic Arm To Eat Chocolate For First Time
2012-12-17 10:55:21

Reaching for an object, shaking someone’s hand, sending a text message—these are all things that most of us take for granted every day. But for people who are quadriplegic, tasks such as these are not possible because of paralysis.

Synchronized Body Movements May Help In Human Social Bonding
2012-12-15 07:50:33

Researchers have long observed that humans tend to synchronize their body movements with each other without consciously thinking about it. The mechanisms behind this phenomenon and its significance for social interaction, however, have largely remained a mystery.

New Device Stimulates Retina So Blind People Can Read
2012-11-22 13:21:30

Researchers have streamed braille patterns directly into a blind person's retina for the first time, offering the ability to read four-letter words accurately and quickly.

Brain Wave Patterns Predict A Person's Aptitude For Video Games
2012-10-25 13:35:53

A person’s aptitude for video games can be predicted by their brain waves, according to a new study published in the journal Psychophysiology.


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