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Nickelate synaptic transistors could improve parallel computing

By Damir Beciri
5 November 2013

nickelate-synaptic-transistor-1Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have created a new type of transistor that mimics the behavior of a synapse. The synaptic transistor simultaneously modulates the flow of information in a circuit and physically adapts to changing signals. The technology could lead to creation of a new kind of… »


Silk brain implants may reduce the progression of epilepsy

By Maja Bosanac
One Comment28 July 2013

silk-implant-epilepcy-1A group of researchers at Legacy Research Institute, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) and Tufts University have developed silk implants that they have placed in the brain of laboratory rats in order to reduce the progression of epilepsy. These silky brain implants are designed to release adenosine (ADO) – a specific chemical compound which… »

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Brain to brain interface transfers tactile and motor information

By Damir Beciri
3 March 2013

brain-to-brain-communication-1Researchers at the Duke University managed to electronically link the brains of pairs of rats, thus enabling them to communicate directly in order to solve simple behavioral puzzles. Their new test of brain-to-brain interface is even more astounding because they succeeded to link the brains of two animals that were in different parts of the… »

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Controlling a robot arm with your mind? Even a monkey can do it

By Damir Beciri
One Comment5 June 2010

monkey-with-robot-armIn our previous articles we already described a few interfaces meant to connect our thoughts to machines such as Emotiv EPOC or Honda BMI. Back in May of 2008 experiments were conducted by Dr. Schwartz, a professor of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh, to teach a monkey to feed itself by using its thoughts… »