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Far from science fiction, brain-machine interfaces present a glimpse of the future of technologies powered by thought.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A computer hooked up to a patient’s brain reads his thoughts and translates those into electrical signals.
  • Science Friday
  • 17 min
Brain-controlled prosthetics are making huge leaps forward thanks to new data.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Science fiction meets reality in the realm of brain-computer interfaces.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 26 min
Scientists are developing devices that can monitor and extract brain activity to enable a machine or computer to accomplish complicated tasks.
  • National Science Foundation
  • 5 min
The cochlear implant is a near-miraculous device, widely considered the most effective brain-machine interface technology yet developed. Now, researchers are working to make this very good implant even better.
  • The Dana Foundation
Reward can far outweigh risk in the case of people with serious disability.
  • The Dana Foundation
Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the large effort expended in developing and testing BMIs and the ultimate goal of long-term safe and useful application of BMI technology to humans.
  • The Dana Foundation