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.MORE COMMENT