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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...

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2011-07-30 05:30:00

According to new research, controlling brain wave signals can cut braking distances and help drivers avoid car crashes. Researchers at the Berlin Institute for Technology attached electrodes to the scalps of volunteers inside a driving simulator and helped drivers cut over 10-feet off stopping distances. The team's next goal is to check the system in a series of road tests. The volunteers were asked to keep 66-feet behind the simulated car in front, which braked sharply at random...

2011-07-29 13:59:37

Resection surgery of brain regions with fast ripples may improve seizure outcome New research focusing on high-frequency oscillations, termed ripples and fast ripples, recorded by intracranial electroencephalography (EEG), may provide an important marker for the localization of the brain region responsible for seizure activity. According to the study now available in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), the resection of brain regions containing fast...

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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...

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2011-07-19 09:48:33

Almost everyone has experienced one memory triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved elusive. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have provided the first neurobiological evidence that memories formed in the same context become linked, the foundation of the theory of episodic memory. The research was conducted by professor Michael Kahana of the Department of Psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences and graduate student Jeremy R. Manning, of the...

2011-06-30 13:35:34

Bringing the real world into the brain scanner, researchers at The University of Western Ontario from The Centre for Brain and Mind (http://www.uwo.ca/its/brain/) can now determine the action a person was planning, mere moments before that action is actually executed. The findings were published this week in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience, in the paper, "Decoding Action Intentions from Preparatory Brain Activity in Human Parieto-Frontal Networks." "This is a considerable step forward...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.