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Like an electric bike for the brain …

A trial conducted by the University of Minnesota Medical School jointly with the Massachusetts General Hospital has shown that electrical stimulation of the brain controlled by an application that is able to learn the effects of the stimulation can lead to measurable improvement in cognitive capability. The trial involved 12 …

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Neurograins: a wireless network ON your brain

A team of researchers from Brown, Baylor University, University of California at San Diego and Qualcomm has been working in the past four years on a new approach to interface with the brain. So far BCIs make use of electrodes (implanted, or positioned inside/outside the skull) that can sense electrical …

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The evolution of human to whatever Interfaces VI

2. Extending the brain area where signals are captured Although we like to identify specific areas of the brain and associate them to specific function, like speech, hearing, reasoning, emotion, the brain structure is massively diffused. Yes there can be a prevalent area where a specific function is processed (emerge) …

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Brain click might be closer than we think

In an article that has been published on Nature Communications, a team of Facebook researchers working on Brain Computer Interfaces has reported on results achieved in decoding brain signals leading to the identification of spoken words. Patients being prepared for epilepsy surgery had several electrode implanted on the cortex. The …

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Would you care for a memory boost?

Science fiction is about to be superseded by science. Have you ever dreamt of downloading a book content in your brain (particularly a book you had to study at school) saving you the time of reading? I bet you did. Now, we are not there yet, but what seemed to …

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