‘Brain Cap’ Technology Turns Thought Into Motion; Mind-Machine Interface Could Lead to New Life-Changing Technologies for Millions of People (Science Daily)
A Little Device That’s Trying to Read Your Thoughts (Davis Ewing Duncan, New York Times)
iBrain (Neurovigil Inc.)
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Brain–computer interface (BCI), often called a mind-machine interface (MMI), or sometimes called a direct neural interface or a brain–machine interface (BMI), is a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device. BCIs are often directed at assisting, augmenting, or repairing human cognitive or sensory-motor functions. It is also sometimes called “telepathic computing.” — Wikipedia
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How the brain changes when mastering a new skill
on June 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm
Researchers have discovered what happens in the brain as people learn how to perform tasks, which could lead to improved lives for people with brain injuries. The study revealed that new neural activity patterns emerge with long-term learning and established a causal link between these patterns and new behavioral abilities. […]
How electrical stimulation reorganizes the brain
on June 10, 2019 at 6:20 pm
Recordings of neural activity during therapeutic stimulation can be used to predict subsequent changes in brain connectivity, according to a study of epilepsy patients. This approach could inform efforts to improve brain stimulation treatments for depression and other psychiatric disorders. […]
Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices...
on April 17, 2019 at 2:28 pm
A research group has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. […]
Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to...
on April 8, 2019 at 3:42 pm
A new article suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and depression. The authors of the article argue that bi-directional electrodes which can both stimulate and record from deep brain structures -- known as closed-loop DBS -- could have applications beyond Parkinson disease. […]
Bungee jumping for science
on February 28, 2019 at 4:36 pm
Immediately before a person decides to launch themselves off a bridge for a bungee jump, there is a measurable increase in their brain activity. This can be recorded nearly one second before the person makes the conscious decision to jump. Researchers have, for the first time, succeeded in measuring this 'Bereitschaftspotential' (readiness potential) outside a laboratory and under extreme conditions. […]