Duke School of Medicine “neurobiologists have successfully demonstrated two-way interaction between a primate brain and a machine interface.” The monkey’s can sense “texture” of objects via a brain interface. Source Discovery News Duke primates also demonstrated brain control of a robotic arm in earlier research.
Great article from MIT Technology Review on low cost, portable galvanic skin measurement device.
Does anyone else find this extremely disturbing? Designing synthetic organisms, although interesting from a scientific standpoint, seems incredibly risky. I’m going to send Venter a copy of Bill Joy’s article, Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us. J. Craig Venter: Designing Life November 21, 2010 5:02 PM Steve Kroft profiles famous microbiologist J. Craig Venter, whose [...]
NeuroSky has released dry sensor ECG headset geared toward gamers. These have been announced for some time, but it’s the first time I’ve played with them. The idea is to record brain activity when the player is in the “zone” and then use biofeedback to assist the player to get BACK into the “zone”. One [...]
A research team at the US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is working to uncover regions of the brain that enable us to have religious beliefs. Subjects (of monotheist religions) were given a functional MRI while responding to statements reflecting their core beliefs. Researchers found the most recently evolved parts of the brain [...]
Dr. Carla Pugh, a surgeon at the Northwestern University medical school was featured in this week’s NY Times. The article mentions medical professionals and their squeamishness about learning to examine female breasts as well as male and female genitalia. It goes on to talk about the evolution of the Pelvic Exam Simulator and Dr. Pugh’s [...]
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