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March 28, 2020

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A Smart Artificial Hand for Amputees Merges User and Robotic Control

Scientists have successfully tested new neuroprosthetic technology that combines robotic control with users' voluntary control, opening avenues in the new interdisciplinary field of shared control ... read more

Brain Waves Detected in Mini-Brains Grown in a Dish

Scientists have created miniature brains from stem cells that developed functional neural networks. Despite being a million times smaller than human brains, these lab-grown brains are the first ... read more

New Study Shows How Autism Can Be Measured Through a Non-Verbal Marker

Researchers have identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. This marker shows that individuals with autism are slower to dampen neural activity in response to visual signals in the brain. This ... read more

Scientists Can Now Manipulate Brain Cells Using Smartphone

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. The device could speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases such as ... read more
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Brain Mapping Study Suggests Motor Regions for the Hand Also Connect to the Entire Body

Investigators report that they have used microelectrode arrays implanted in human brains to map out motor functions down to the level of the single nerve cell. The study revealed that an area ... read more

How Electrical Stimulation Reorganizes the Brain

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 ... read more

Bungee Jumping for Science

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 ... read more

Bioengineers Create Ultrasmall, Light-Activated Electrode for Neural Stimulation

Scientists have detailed a less invasive method of neural stimulation that would use an untethered ultrasmall electrode activated by light, a technique that may mitigate damage done by current ... read more

Brain Hand 'Map' Is Maintained in Amputees With and Without Phantom Limb Sensations

Researchers have found that the brain stores detailed information of a missing hand decades after amputation, regardless of whether amputees still experience phantom hand ... read more

Graphene Can Hear Your Brain Whisper

A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 ... read more

Brain Activity Predicts Fear of Pain

Researchers applied a machine learning technique that could potentially translate patterns of activity in fear-processing brain regions into scores on questionnaires used to assess a patient's ... read more

Brain-Computer Interface Advances Improve Prosthetics, Therapies

Advances in connecting neural stimulation to physical control of the body are transforming the development of prosthetics and therapeutic training for people with disabilities, according to new ... read more

Memory 'Brainwaves' Look the Same in Sleep and Wakefulness

Identical brain mechanisms are responsible for triggering memory in both sleep and wakefulness, new research has ... read more

Unlocking the Secret of How the Brain Encodes Speech

People like the late Stephen Hawking are unable to speak because their muscles are paralyzed. Scientists want to help these individuals communicate by developing a brain machine interface to decode ... read more

Breakthrough in Construction of Computers for Mimicking Human Brain

A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research. Tested ... read more

A Dual-Therapy Approach to Boost Motor Recovery After a Stroke

Scientists have shown that combining a brain-computer interface (BCI) with functional electrical stimulation (FES) can help stroke victims recover greater use of their paralyzed arm -- even years ... read more

Waves Move Across the Human Brain to Support Memory

Engineers have discovered a new fundamental feature of brain oscillations: they actually move rhythmically across the brain, reflecting patterns of neuronal activity that propagate across the cortex. ... read more

Speed-Accuracy Tradeoff Turns Up Gain in the Brain

Widespread changes in neural activity enable people to quickly make a decision by 'turning up the gain in the brain,' suggests a recent human study. The findings help to resolve a central ... read more

Virtual Brain Could Aid Surgical Planning

Researchers have simulated neural activity based on the unique structural architecture of individual brain tumor patients using a platform called The Virtual Brain. The findings are a first step ... read more

New Computational Tool Could Help Optimize Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists have developed a novel computational approach that incorporates individual patients' brain activity to calculate optimal, personalized brain stimulation treatment for Alzheimer's ... read more

Personalizing Therapeutic Brain Stimulation

A study of epilepsy patients with implanted electrodes provides an unprecedented view of the changes in brain activity created by electrical stimulation. These findings have the potential to improve ... read more

Brain-Computer Interface Based on Mutual Learning Helps Tetraplegics in Avatar Race

Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are seen as a potential means by which severely physically impaired individuals can regain control of their environment, but establishing such an interface is not ... read more

Identity of Brain Stem Cells Clarified

The human nervous system is a complex structure that sends electrical signals from the brain to the rest of the body, enabling us to move and think. Unfortunately, when brain cells are damaged by ... read more

Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation Again

Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain's somatosensory cortex, scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the hand and arm of a paralyzed ... read more

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