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Stalling Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease Using Long-term Spinal Cord Stimulation
2014-01-24 11:11:58

Researchers at Duke Medicine have shown that continuing spinal cord stimulation appears to produce improvements in symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and may protect critical neurons from injury or deterioration.

Monkey Minds Can Move Virtual Arms
2013-11-09 06:17:30

The Nicolelis laboratory at Duke University has some fascinating news this week of how rhesus monkeys can use their minds to move the arms of a virtual monkey on a screen.

Brain-To-Brain Interface Lets Rats Share Their Thoughts
2013-03-01 09:47:03

A Duke neurobiologist has created an "organic computer," using a brain-to-brain interface to allow rats to share thoughts electronically.

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.

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.

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.

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2005-05-25 07:45:00

Monkeys that learn to use their brain signals to control a robotic arm are not just learning to manipulate an external device, Duke University Medical Center neurobiologists have found. Rather, their brain structures are adapting to treat the arm as if it were their own appendage.


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