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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...

2011-08-31 14:52:41

In an effort to understand what happens in the brain when a person reads or considers such abstract ideas as love or justice, Princeton researchers have for the first time matched images of brain activity with categories of words related to the concepts a person is thinking about. The results could lead to a better understanding of how people consider meaning and context when reading or thinking. The researchers report in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience that they used...

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2011-07-28 05:15:00

Researchers have developed a "Brain Cap" technology that allows users to turn their thoughts into motion. Researchers from the University of Maryland have created a non-invasive, sensor-lined cap with neural interface software that could be used to control computers, robotic prosthetic limbs, motorized wheelchairs and digital avatars. "We are on track to develop, test and make available to the public- within the next few years - a safe, reliable, noninvasive brain computer interface that...

2011-07-28 00:01:00

Mind-machine interface could lead to life-changing technologies for millions of people College Park, MD (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 "Brain cap" technology being developed at the University of Maryland allows users to turn their thoughts into motion. Associate Professor of Kinesiology José 'Pepe' L. Contreras-Vidal and his team have created a non-invasive, sensor-lined cap with neural interface software that soon could be used to control computers, robotic prosthetic limbs, motorized...

2011-06-30 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Technologies, Inc. (http://mindtechnologiesinc.com) (OTC Pink: MTEK), announces the progress of the Company's proprietary EEG headset and is providing an update on the Company's Form 2-11 submission. Mind Technologies has paid for and filed a comprehensive patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office relating to the new design and function of the Company's advanced EEG headset technology. The technology being developed is...

2011-06-20 07:37:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new brain implant may one day be used to reactivate paralyzed limbs. Researchers at the University of Michigan developed the brain implant, which is called the BioBolt. It uses the body's skin like a conductor to wirelessly transmit the brain's neural signals to control a computer. According to the researchers, this brain implant is minimally invasive and low power, unlike other neural interface technologies that establish a connection from the brain to an external...


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