Can we move beyond the machine-brain barrier? (Miguel Nicolelis)
Science Kit for Miguel Nicolelis
Thank you for your interest in my 2012 TEDMED talk "Can we move beyond the machine-brain barrier?" This kit includes three research articles which provide more detail about our work with developing brain-machine interfaces and neuroprosthetic devices to treat neurological disorders.
A description of our demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body can be found at: http://www.beyondboundariesnicolelis.net/~beyond/pdf/Nature_2011.pdf. A second article describes our findings with a novel stimulation method as the first potential therapy to target the spinal cord instead of the brain in an effective and less invasive approach for Parkinson's disease treatment: http://www.beyondboundariesnicolelis.net/~beyond/pdf/Science_2009.pdf . More on my view about what all this technology means for our future can be found in this 2011 article: http://www.beyondboundariesnicolelis.net/~beyond/pdf/Feb2011_SciAm.pdf.
My book and lab websites contain additional materials which you may find of interest including images, recordings, movie files and links to articles: www.beyondboundariesnicolelis.net and