Brain–computer interface
A brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a mind-machine interface (MMI), direct neural interface (DNI), synthetic telepathy interface (STI) or brain–machine interface (BMI), is a direct comm...
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How Close Are We To Downloading The Human Brain?
Downloading your brain may seem like science fiction, but some neuroscientists think we’ve already started down a path to make it a reality. Follow How Close Are We? for more stories like this!
This trippy-looking visualization reveals neural connections in a human brain
This trippy-looking visualization reveals neural connections in a human brain.
'Brainprint' Can Identify You With 100% Accuracy
Your unique 'BrainPrint' can identify you with 100% accuracy!
Brain implant boosts human memory by up to 30%.
Brain implant boosts human memory by up to 30%.
Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking
Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain th...
Optogenetics: Controlling the brain with light
(04:50) This animation illustrates optogenetics -- a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. Ed Boyden (http://mcgovern.mit.edu/principal-investigators/ed-boyden), the co-in...
How dangerous are magnetic items near an MRI magnet?
Fun, games and safety implications with a 4 tesla (T) MRI magnet that was about to be decommissioned. Note how magnetic objects let loose tend to oscillate along the magnet bore. That's because the p...
Brain Scans Show Alzheimer's Emerging
For the first time, scientists have found a tool that could track the beginnings of Alzheimer's in the brain
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’
The subject uses his mind to move individual fingers on a prosthetic arm. Credit: Courtesy of the Journal of Neural Engineering.
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’
Physicians and biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled ar...
The Army Wants To Put This In Your Brain
The U.S. military wants to build a brain modem that allows you to control objects by willpower. How realistic is it?
The Search For Happiness: Using MRI To Find Where Happiness Happens
Exercising, meditating, scouring self-help books... we go out of our way to be happy, but do we really know what happiness is? Wataru Sato and his team at Kyoto University have found an answer from a ...
How The Brain Controls Sleep
Sleep is usually considered an all-or-nothing state: The brain is either entirely awake or entirely asleep. However, MIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that can trigger small regions ...
Diamonds Could Help Detect Early Stage Cancers, University Of Sydney Researchers Say
Diamonds could play a vital role in helping to detect cancers in their earliest stages, new research shows. Physicists from the University of Sydney have devised a way to make nanoscale, synthetic dia...
Sonogenetics: Sound Waves Successfully Used To Control Brain Cells
Scientists say simulating neurons with ultrasound is less invasive than light-based optogenetics. Sound waves have been used to control brain cells for the first time by scientists in California. Dubb...
Darpa Develops Robotic Prosthetic With 'Near-Natural Sense Of Touch'
Prosthetic developed by Darpa program allows paralysed patient to "feel" physical sensations. The world's first prosthetic hand capable of providing a "near-natural" sense of touch to its wearer has b...
Brain implant
Brain implants, often referred to as neural implants, are technological devices that connect directly to a biological subject's brain - usually placed on the surface of the brain, or attached to the b...
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Biomechatronics
Biomechatronics is an applied interdisciplinary science that aims to integrate mechanical elements, electronics and parts of biological organisms. Biomechatronics includes the aspects of biology, mec...
BrainGate
BrainGate is a brain implant system built and previously owned by Cyberkinetics, currently under development and in clinical trials, designed to help those who have lost control of their limbs, or oth...
Cultured neuronal network
A cultured neuronal network is a cell culture of neurons that is used as a model to study the central nervous system, especially the brain. Often, cultured neuronal networks are connected to an input/...
Isolated brain
An isolated brain is a brain kept alive in vitro, either by perfusion by a blood substitute, often an oxygenated solution of various salts, or by submerging the brain in oxygenated artificial cerebros...
Neuroprosthetics
Neuroprosthetics (also called neural prosthetics) is a discipline related to neuroscience and biomedical engineering concerned with developing neural prostheses. They are sometimes contrasted with a ...
Neurotechnology
Neurotechnology is any technology that has a fundamental influence on how people understand the brain and various aspects of consciousness, thought, and higher order activities in the brain. It also i...
Sensory substitution
Sensory substitution means to transform the characteristics of one sensory modality into stimuli of another sensory modality. It is hoped that sensory substitution systems can help handicapped people ...
Electrocorticography
Electrocorticography (ECoG), or intracranial EEG (iEEG), is the practice of using electrodes placed directly on the exposed surface of the brain to record electrical activity from the cerebral cortex...
Magnetic resonance imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI), or magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to investigate the anatomy and phys...
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Optogenetics
Optogenetics (from Greek optos, meaning "visible") uses light to control neurons which have been genetically sensitised to light. It is a neuromodulation technique employed in neuroscience th...
Neural ensemble
A neural ensemble is a population of nervous system cells (or cultured neurons) involved in a particular neural computation.
The concept of neural ensemble dates back to the work of Charles Sherri...
Neural coding
Neural coding is a neuroscience-related field concerned with characterizing the relationship between the stimulus and the individual or ensemble neuronal responses and the relationship among the elect...
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