Controlling Individual Neurons Through Thought

Controlling Individual Neurons Through Thought

A new study by UCLA and Caltech. holds promise for the paralyzed to perform simple activities.

Naresh Kumar
  • 4 november 2010

In an exciting new research study, scientists from UCLA and the California Institute of Technology were able to help epilepsy patients to control their individual neurons and manipulate images on a computer. After the patients had electrodes implanted in their brains and were shown a few pictures of their interest, they were able to fire a different neuron for each specific image. When those neurons were matched up with the images on a laptop, patients were able to increase the brightness of their target images by simply concentrating on them.

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