Researcher Finds a Better Way to Explore the Brain

Posted by Peter Rudin on 2. April 2021 in News

Using a new class of nanoparticles, Sakhrat Khizroev, a professor of computer engineering at the University of Miami, hopes to unlock the secrets of the brain.

Using a novel class of ultrafine units called magnetoelectric nanoparticles (MENPs), he and his research group are perfecting a method to talk to the brain without wires or implants as applied by Neuralink, Elon Musk’s Neurotechnology company.

Once the MENPs are inside the brain and positioned next to neurons, they can stimulate them with an external magnetic field, which in turn produces an electric field for communication and control without the use of wires. To extract the information in real time, his team plans to use a special helmet with magnetic transducers to send and pick up signals.

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