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Jul 23, 2006

Brain-Machine Interfaces

title Brain-Machine Interfaces
description "Brain-machine interfaces promise to aid paralyzed patients by re-routing movement-related signals around damaged parts of the nervous system. A new study in Nature demonstrates a human with spinal injury manipulating a screen cursor and robotic devices by thought alone. Implanted electrodes in his motor cortex recorded neural activity, and translated it into movement commands. A second study, in monkeys, shows that brain-machine interfaces can operate at high speed, greatly increasing their clinical potential. This Nature Web Focus includes exclusive interviews and video footage of experiments, alongside papers that paved the way for these recent advances."
producer Nature
featuring various researchers
format streaming Flash
date 2006
length five clips approx. 00:05:00 each
level advanced
link http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/brain/video/index.html

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