NEURObotics

neurobotics_image.jpgLondon’s Science Museum has just opened a new exhibition and website entitled NEURObotics that investigates how medical technology could boost our brains‚Äö read our thoughts or give us mind control over machines.

The exhibition tackles topics such as brain-scan lie detectors, enhancing brain function with TMS (magnetic pulses) and even has the Braingate ‘brain interface chip’ as one of the exhibits.

This sort of technology, sometimes called neuroprosthetics, was recently profiled in an open-access Nature special and has allowed people to operate simple computer controls via their thoughts in experimental set-ups.

The exhibition is free and runs until April 2007.

Link to Science Museum NEURObotics website.
Link to list of exhibits.
Link to BBC News story on the exhibition.

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