Device brings Silicon Computing Power to Brain Research

Posted by Peter Rudin on 3. April 2020 in News

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new device for connecting the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. While brain-machine interface devices already exist, this latest device can record more data while being less intrusive than existing options.

“Electrical activity is one of the highest-resolution ways of looking at brain activity,” said Nick Melosh, professor at Stanford and co-senior author of the paper. “With this microwire array, we can see what’s happening on the single-neuron level.”

If applied broadly, this technology will greatly excel our understanding of brain function in health and disease states.

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