Interfacing with the brain

ABC Radio National’s All in the Mind has just broadcast a fantastic edition on neural prosthetics – the science of creating artificial limbs that are controlled through direct interfaces with the nervous system.

The programme looks at the some of the cutting-edge research motivated by the US Military’s need to replace lots of limbs blown off in combat.

Some fantastic stories and fascinating science. Highly recommended.
 

Link to All in the Mind on neural prosthetics.

2 Comments

  1. Lorna
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Thanks for posting this. I am becoming increasingly interested in neural prosthetics…good find!

  2. Efrain
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    If you’re inerested, you should check out my thesis which was written mostly on this topic of neural prosthetics and a vision for their use in the future of medicine.

    http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1534&context=etd_hon_theses&sei-redir=1#search=%22neuroscience%20ethics%22


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