Electrode Array with needle-like microelectrodes facing upward
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate
The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate

The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.

The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.

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Our Favorite Neuroscience Stories of 2021
Chloe Tenn | Dec 29, 2021
From a Nobel prize and photosynthesis-powered brains to neurodegeneration research and controversy over a new Alzheimer’s drug, a look back at some of the biggest brain-related developments of the year.
The Rise of BCI Enables Advances in Neuroscience
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2020
A nascent but growing consumer market for brain-computer interface technology is driving the development of sleek new tools for decoding brain activity.
Image of the Day: Brain-Computer Interface Electrode
Emily Makowski | Oct 8, 2019
A newly developed device can better measure brain waves such as those used to control a robotic car.
Artificial Touch Enabled
Jef Akst | Oct 13, 2016
A quadriplegic 28-year-old man senses touch via stimulation of electrodes implanted in his somatosensory cortex.
Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement
Tanya Lewis | Apr 13, 2016
A 24-year-old quadriplegic man regains control of his arm with a neural prosthetic device.
Brain New World
Malcolm Gay | Oct 1, 2015
The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.
Book Excerpt from The Brain Electric
Malcolm Gay | Sep 30, 2015
Author Malcolm Gay explores the science underlying headline-making research into neural prosthetics.
Brain-Machine Interface Goes Wireless
Bob Grant | Dec 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.
Monkeys Learn to Steer Wheelchair
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2014
A brain-computer interface uses the animals’ brain activity to steer them to a food reward.
Mind, Powered
Eric C. Leuthardt | Oct 31, 2014
Neuroscientist Eric talks about the science and technology behind brain-computer interfaces.
Monkey-Machine Interface
Abby Olena | Nov 11, 2013
Researchers have shown that rhesus monkeys can control the movements of two virtual avatar arms simultaneously.
Week in Review, June 10–14
Bob Grant | Jun 14, 2013
Supreme Court says no patenting (natural) genes; brain-computer interfaces mimic motor learning in brain; regenerating finger tips; gene therapy goes deeper; NIH needs more diversity; cross-border collaboration
Learning to Use Brain-Computer Interfaces
Ed Yong | Jun 10, 2013
Controlling computers with the mind and learning motor skills rely on a similar set of brain regions.