IEEE Brain will feature one recording from the 2018 Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced Neuro Technologies each month.

This month, Dr. Tim Constandinou of Imperial College London gives a presentation on a platform technology encompassing a family of innovations that together aim to tackle key challenges with existing implantable brain machine interfaces.

First-ever noninvasive mind-controlled robotic arm

20 June 2019, by Emily Durham

 

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device control. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface, they have developed the first-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm exhibiting the ability to continuously track and follow a computer cursor.

Read more – Carnegie Mellon University.

Better Memory through Electrical Brain Ripples

14 June 2019, By Simon Makin

Hippocampus Neuron, computer illustration. Credit: Kateryna Kon Getty Images

Specific patterns of brain activity are thought to underlie specific processes or computations important for various mental faculties, such as memory. One such “brain signal” that has received a lot of attention recently is known as a “sharp wave ripple”—a short, wave-shaped burst of high-frequency oscillations.

Read more – Scientific American

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