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New probe measures electrical activity of hundreds of individual neurons in living brains

Posted on 10/25 19:01 in Shows | 0

To move beyond historically difficult and damaging methods of taking these readings, researchers from Caltech have demonstrated a minimally invasive probe for doing in vivo electrophysiology: real-time electrical recordings of living nerves in the brain.The probe can measure electrical activity in three dimensions, which could be a huge breakthrough for our understanding of cognition and neural activity.

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'Locked-in' ALS patients get a voice thanks to this new mind-reading machine

Posted on 02/07 21:11 in Shows | 0

Now researchers from Europe have used a brain-computer interface to communicate with four completely locked-in ALS patients.Locked-in syndrome means that patients can’t communicate, even though they’re still “in there.

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Elon Musk wants to implant an AI interface in your brain

Posted on 03/28 16:36 in Shows | 0

Toward that goal, and with a happy side effect of therapeutic benefits for certain brain disorders, Elon Musk has been funding a company called Neuralink that wants to implant an AI interface in your brain.It has to be stressed here that brain implants are not a casual undertaking.

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Brain-Computer Interfaces Could Eliminate Lower Back Pain

Posted on 06/29 20:12 in Shows | 0

And for people who have pain doctors can’t explain or really treat, things can start looking pretty bleak.There are the class of disorders that come from pinched or otherwise damaged nerves, such as sciatica and other neuropathic pain.

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DARPA Picks Dream Teams to Develop Wireless Brain Interface

Posted on 07/24 17:51 in Shows | 0

Last summer we reported on a new project called the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD), brought to you by the acronym-happy spooks at DARPA.Now DARPA has picked six dream-team research groups that will split $65 million in funding to develop the NIOB by way of their respective goals.

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With Your Brain Waves and Virtual Reality, 'The Matrix' May Be Just Around the Corner

Posted on 08/31 15:42 in Shows | 0

Earlier this year, we reported on some of the alternately weird and inspired devices created in pursuit of immersive virtual reality.For the latter, you would probably need to interface directly with a person’s brain, intercepting thoughts directly at their source and translating them into movement within a virtual world.

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