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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Oct. 8, 2015 — Upper limb amputees, who typically struggle to learn how to use a new prosthesis, would be more successful if fellow amputees taught them, new research suggests. Most usually learn by watching a ... read more

Problematic Relationship: Small Brain Models Distort Contact Intensity Between Neurons

Sep. 10, 2015 — Even the most powerful computers in the world can only simulate one percent of the nerve cells due to memory constraints. For this reason, scientists have turned to downscaled models. However, this ... read more

New Light Shed on How Neurons Control Muscle Movement

June 23, 2015 — Researchers studying how the brain controls movement in people with paralysis, related to their diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease, have found that groups of neurons work together, firing in ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Through a clinical collaboration between Caltech, Keck Medicine of USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a 34-year-old paralyzed man is the first person in the world to have a ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — How does our auditory system represent time within a sound? A new study investigates how temporal acoustic patterns can be represented by neural activity within auditory cortex, a major hub within ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — The field of neuroprosthetics has grown significantly over the past two decades thanks to advancements in technology. A biomedical engineer working at the leading edge of the field contends that ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Medical researchers have created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. Researchers have tested a range of brain-controlled devices ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Carbon nanotube fibers may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain. The research could enable new strategies for treating neurological disorders like Parkinson's, ... read more

New Research Sheds Light on Neural Circuit Development

Feb. 3, 2015 — Using multiphoton imaging, researchers are now able to move beyond characterizing the properties of individual cells to investigate how communication among neurons changes over the course of ... read more

Feb. 2, 2015 — Grasping an object involves a complex network of brain functions. First, visual cues are processed in specialized areas of the brain. Then, other areas of the brain use these signals to control the ... read more

Complex Environments Push 'Brain' Evolution

Jan. 29, 2015 — Little animations trying to master a computer game are teaching neuroscience researchers how the brain evolves when faced with difficult tasks. Neuroscientists have programmed animated critters that ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — Tying shoelaces, stirring coffee, writing letters, playing the piano. From the usual daily routine to demanding activities: Our hands are used more frequently than any other body part. Through our ... read more

Dec. 22, 2014 — An innovative way to understand how the brain works by using flashes of light, has been developed by researchers, allowing them to both 'read' and 'write' brain signals.The new ... read more

Dec. 16, 2014 — A paralyzed woman who controlled a robotic arm using just her thoughts has taken another step towards restoring her natural movements by controlling the arm with a range of complex hand ... read more

Nov. 6, 2014 — A prosthetic hand, which provides a sense of touch acute enough to handle an egg, has been completed and is now exploited by the NEBIAS project after 10 years of research. The world’s most advanced ... read more

Oct. 8, 2014 — For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality. A novel osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implant system gives patients new ... read more

Sep. 29, 2014 — Researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain. The researchers have built a novel nano-structure that offers a new ... read more

Yoga, Meditation May Help Train Brain to Help People Control Computers With Their Mind

Sep. 25, 2014 — People who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation experience, new research by ... read more

Flexing the Brain: Why Learning Tasks Can Be Difficult

Aug. 27, 2014 — Learning a new skill is easier when it is related to an ability we already have. For example, a trained pianist can learn a new melody easier than learning how to hit a tennis serve. Scientists have ... read more

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