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‘Pacemaker’ for the Brain Can Help Memory, Study Finds By Benedict Carey for The New York Times  20 April 2017 Dr. Doris Greenblatt in New York. Dr. Greenblatt participated in the trial because her epilepsy had caused memory problems. Credit Edu Bayer for The New York Times Well-timed pulses from...
Paralysed Man Feeds Himself with Help of Implants By BBC News  29 March 2017 A paralysed man has been able to feed himself by using his thoughts to send messages from implants in his brain to ones in his arm. Bill Kochevar, who was paralysed in a cycling accident, said...
Brain–Computer Interface Allows Speediest Typing to Date By Simon Wakin for Scientific American 21 February 2017 A new interface system allowed three paralyzed individuals to type words up to four times faster than the speed that had been demonstrated in earlier studies A participant enrolled by Stanford University in the...
In a Medical First, Brain Implant Allows Paralyzed Man to Feel Again By Amy Ellis Nutt for The Washington Post 13 October 2016 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center researcher Robert Gaunt touches the finger of a robotic arm, causing Nathan Copeland, who has paralysis in all four limbs, to feel...
Prosthetic Hand ‘Tells’ the Brain what it is Touching By Carina Storrs for CNN 16 September 2015 WASHINGTON (CNN) — Research on prosthetic hands has come a long way, but most of it has focused on improving the way the body controls the device. Now, it may also be possible...
New Prosthetic Arm Can Restore Lost Sense of Touch, DARPA Claims By Rachel Feltman for The Washington Post 15 September 2015 The limb, developed by Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at Johns Hopkins University. (DARPA) The latest mind-controlled, robotic arm can send sensations of touch directly to the user’s brain, according...
Thought-Controlled Prosthesis Offers More ‘Tap Precision’ By Tom Abate for Stanford News 03 August 2015 Years of work have yielded a technique that continuously corrects brain readings to give people with spinal cord injuries a more precise way to tap out commands by using a thought-controlled cursor. A pilot clinical...
How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car By Jon Hamilton for NPR  1 July 2015 David Williams/Illustration Works/Corbis If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw...