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Experts Say Advances In Neuroscience May Affect Future Of Warfare
2012-02-07 14:43:33

As is the fate of nearly all scientific and technological advances, military experts are already prowling for ways to convert recent advances in neuroscience into advantages on the battlefield. And with the science of the brain progressing by leaps and bounds in recent years, ideas for new military technology are already being tossed around that would have been written off as science fiction just a few years ago. In a report published in the UK on Tuesday, a panel of scientists,...

2012-01-18 13:14:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Technologies, Inc. (OTC Pink -MTEK) (www.mindtechnologiesinc.com ), which develops thought controlled technology applications and software, announced significant updates regarding the Company's products. MTEK has continued operations and continues to develop its brain-computer interface (BCI) and software applications. The (BCI) headset continues to be developed with some innovations which will be exciting once revealed. The...

2011-12-07 22:44:12

In a new study to appear in Neuron, scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) have uncovered mechanisms that help our brain to focus by efficiently routing only relevant information to perceptual brain regions. The results provide valuable insights on how our brains achieve such focus and on how this focus can be disrupted, suggesting new ways of presenting information that augment the brain's natural focal capabilities. Focus on what I am about to tell you! Our complex modern...

2011-11-14 15:13:50

Penn-led team develops microelectronic device to map brain activity A team of researchers co-led by the University of Pennsylvania has developed and tested a new high-resolution, ultra-thin device capable of recording brain activity from the cortical surface without having to use penetrating electrodes. The device could make possible a whole new generation of brain-computer interfaces for treating neurological and psychiatric illness and research. The work was published in Nature...

2011-11-01 11:35:00

DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plexon Inc, a leading provider of neurotechnology research systems, is pleased to welcome Stacie Hyatt to the company. Ms. Hyatt joins Plexon's management team as Vice President, Sales and Marketing and will be responsible for activities worldwide. The addition of Ms. Hyatt to the company represents Plexon's enthusiastic outlook and its commitment to innovation and growth. "We saw something very special in Ms. Hyatt," shared Harvey W. Wiggins,...

Scientists Achieve Precise Control Of Virtual Flight
2011-10-27 11:12:09

Scientists have designed a novel, noninvasive system that allows users to control a virtual helicopter using only their minds, as reported in the online journal PLoS ONE on Oct. 26. The researchers, led by Dr. Bin He of University of Minnesota, created an EEG-based, noninvasive brain-computer interface that allowed users to accurately and continually navigate a virtual helicopter simply by thinking about where they wanted to craft to go. The task required users to direct their helicopter...

Monkeys Control Virtual Reality Avatar With Only Their Brains
2011-10-06 05:22:40

Two monkeys trained in a Duke University laboratory were able to control a monkey on a computer screen and distinguish between different textures of virtual objects using only their brains. The results of this research were published in the October 5th edition of the journal Nature. Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD, professor of neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center and the senior author of the study said in the press release, “Someday in the near future, quadriplegic patients will...

2011-10-05 21:51:27

In a first ever demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body, two monkeys trained at the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering learned to employ brain activity alone to move an avatar hand and identify the texture of virtual objects. "Someday in the near future, quadriplegic patients will take advantage of this technology not only to move their arms and hands and to walk again, but also to sense the texture of objects placed in their hands, or...

Groundbreaking Brain Scanner Reconstructs Visual Experiences
2011-09-23 05:13:47

   Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have created a groundbreaking brain-imaging process that allows them to 'see' moving images inside people's minds.  The researchers had volunteers watch movie clips as a scanner watched their brains. Then, using this brain activity, a computer made a rough reconstruction of what the study participants viewed. As the test subjects thought of a video, the scientists were able to 'see' it on screen, the researchers...

2011-09-22 21:27:22

UC Berkeley researchers decode and reconstruct dynamic visual experiences, in this case Hollywood movie trailers Imagine tapping into the mind of a coma patient, or watching one's own dream on YouTube. With a cutting-edge blend of brain imaging and computer simulation, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are bringing these futuristic scenarios within reach. Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models, UC Berkeley researchers have...