Brain-Computer Interface User Types 90 Characters Per Minute with Mind
Brain-Computer Interface User Types 90 Characters Per Minute with Mind
The experimental system, developed and tested in just one patient so far, relies on brain signals associated with handwriting to achieve the fastest communication yet seen with BCI.
Brain-Computer Interface User Types 90 Characters Per Minute with Mind
Brain-Computer Interface User Types 90 Characters Per Minute with Mind

The experimental system, developed and tested in just one patient so far, relies on brain signals associated with handwriting to achieve the fastest communication yet seen with BCI.

The experimental system, developed and tested in just one patient so far, relies on brain signals associated with handwriting to achieve the fastest communication yet seen with BCI.

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Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2020
The California-based company Humm has developed a “bioelectric memory patch” to improve working memory, but some experts question the efficacy of the device.
Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Shawna Williams | Dec 10, 2019
The surprising finding comes courtesy of two study participants with implanted electrode arrays that record activity at single-neuron resolution.
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Ashley Yeager | Nov 26, 2019
Slowing to just two beats per minute, the animals’ heart rate shows how they survive plunging far below the ocean’s surface to eat.
Image of the Day: Brain-Computer Interface Electrode
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.
Computer Program Converts Brain Signals to a Synthetic Voice
Computer Program Converts Brain Signals to a Synthetic Voice
David Adam | Apr 24, 2019
A proof-of-principle study raises hopes that technology can give a voice to paralyzed people unable to speak.
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Jess Romeo | Feb 14, 2019
Researchers record neurological changes in a region called the mushroom body in the brains of bees completing a maze in a virtual environment.
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Phil Jaekl | Dec 1, 2018
A perception of sustained focus may actually be the result of cycles of fluctuating rather than continuous neural activity, according to new behavioral and neurological data from studies in humans and macaques.
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Software that can separate signals from noise brings neuroscientists a step closer to understanding neurons’ patterns of communication.
Study Raises Questions About Brain Stimulation Boosting Memory
Study Raises Questions About Brain Stimulation Boosting Memory
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2017
In people with epilepsy, transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) does not affect memory-related brainwaves as widely claimed, researchers report.
Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity
Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2017
Micrometer-size magnetrodes detect activity-generated magnetic fields within living brains.
Infographic: Reading the Mind’s Magnetism
Infographic: Reading the Mind’s Magnetism
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2017
Newly designed sensors detect the magnetic fields generated by electrical activity within cat brains.
Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells
Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells
Ashley Yeager | Jul 3, 2017
Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.
Paralyzed Man Moves Arm with Neuroprosthetic
Paralyzed Man Moves Arm with Neuroprosthetic
Jef Akst | Mar 30, 2017
Two chips implanted in a quadriplegic patient’s motor cortex and 36 electrodes in his right arm allow the man to control the movement of his right arm and hand.
New and Old Techniques in Modern Neuroscience
New and Old Techniques in Modern Neuroscience
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
Imaging and manipulating the brain has come a long way from electrodes and the patch clamp, though such traditional tools remain essential.
Specialized Neurons Encode Social Learning in Humans
Specialized Neurons Encode Social Learning in Humans
Karen Zusi | Sep 6, 2016
Activity in the anterior cingulate cortex corresponds with observing the behavior of others when their actions, or the subsequent outcomes, don’t match one’s expectation.
New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive
New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive
Jef Akst | Apr 6, 2016
Flexible patches of silicone that stick to skin and conduct electricity could serve as the basis for a new, reusable electrode for medical applications.
The Inside Scoop
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2012
Probing cells with nanometer-scale electrodes