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Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement

By Tanya Lewis | April 13, 2016

A 24-year-old quadriplegic man regains control of his arm with a neural prosthetic device.

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Book Excerpt from The Brain Electric

By Malcolm Gay | October 1, 2015

Author Malcolm Gay explores the science underlying headline-making research into neural prosthetics.

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Brain New World

By Malcolm Gay | October 1, 2015

The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.

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Contributors

By Amanda B. Keener | October 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Three Monkey Brains, One Robotic Arm

By Jef Akst | July 10, 2015

Researchers network the brains of three monkeys to create a “living computer” that can steer an image of a robotic arm toward a target.

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Brain-Machine Interface Goes Wireless

By Bob Grant | December 18, 2014

A paralyzed woman has used mind power and a robotic arm wirelessly connected to her brain to achieve the most dexterous movement yet accomplished with BMI.

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Mind-Controlled Gene Expression

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 11, 2014

A light-inducible optogenetic implant in mice, powered by EEG, responds to a human participant’s mental state.

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Mind, Powered

By Eric C. Leuthardt | November 1, 2014

Neuroscientist Eric talks about the science and technology behind brain-computer interfaces.

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Neuroprosthetics

By Eric C. Leuthardt, Jarod L. Roland, and Wilson Z. Ray | November 1, 2014

Linking the human nervous system to computers is providing unprecedented control of artificial limbs and restoring lost sensory function.

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DNA Mugshots

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 24, 2014

Variants of 20 genes can predict the shape of a person’s face, a study finds.

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