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In a First, People Had Their Brain Activity Tracked Remotely During Everyday Life

In a new study out Monday, scientists say they can now record people’s brain activity wirelessly throughout the day—a feat that could allow for better research into the brain’s inner workings. They then used that data to adjust the treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease through deep brain stimulation. It’s an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Brain, Electroencephalography, Parkinson, Neurotechnology, Brain Implant, Emerging Technologies, Deep Brain Stimulation, Neuroprosthetics, Branches Of Biology, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma, Braincomputer Interfacing, Electrotherapy, Phillipp Starr


Brain-computer interface successfully translates thought into synthesized speech

In a pioneering study, scientists have demonstrated that an implanted brain-computer interface (above) coupled with deep-learning algorithms can translate thought into computerized speech. From Scientific American: (University of California, San Francisco neurosurgeon Edward Chang) emphasized that his approach cannot be used to read someone’s mind—only to translate words the person wants to say into audible sounds.... Chang and his colleagues devised a two-step method for translating thoug...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, San Francisco, Speech, University Of California, Cyborgs, Chang, Neuroprosthetics, Neuroimplants, Edward Chang, Brain-computer Interfaces


Brain-zapping implants that change mood and lift depression

Teams of researchers are developing sesame seed-size neuro-implants that detect brain activity that signals depression and then deliver targeted electrical zaps to elevate your mood. It's very early days in the science and technology but recent studies suggest that we're on the path. Links to scientific papers below. Fortunately, the goal is to develop tools and a methodology more precise than the horrifically blunt "shock therapy" of last century. From Science News: DARPA, a Department of...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Minneapolis, Neuroscience, Department Of Defense, Mental Health, Depression, Darpa, Brains, Ucla, Massachusetts General Hospital, UCSF, University of Minnesota, Justin Sanchez, Widge


Neuroscientists Translate Brain Waves Into Recognizable Speech

Using brain-scanning technology, artificial intelligence, and speech synthesizers, scientists have converted brain patterns into intelligible verbal speech—an advance that could eventually give voice to those without. Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Assistive Devices, Brain Computer Interfaces, Neuroprosthetics, Speech Synthesizers


How Will We Stop Hackers From Invading Our Brains Once We’re Cyborgs?

Rapid developments in brain-machine interfacing and neuroprosthetics are revolutionizing the way we treat paralyzed people, but the same technologies could eventually be put to more generalized use—a development that’ll turn many of us into veritable cyborgs. Before we get to that point, however, we’ll need to make…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ethics, Futurism, Bioethics, Brain Controlled Prosthetics, Brain Machine Interfaces, Neuroprosthetics