The image shows the activity changes in the brain during the brain machine interface study.

New Tasks Become as Simple as Waving a Hand with Brain-Computer Interfaces

Researchers show that when humans use brain-computer interface technology, the brain behaves much like it does when completing simple motor skills such as waving a hand. This technology could help improve the daily lives of those who are paralyzed or lost specific abilities due to neurodegenerative diseases.
The image is a computerized illustration of a brain in a human head, set to look like an x-ray.

Secrets of Human Speech Uncovered

A new study has uncovered the neurological basis of speech motor control, the complex coordinated activity of tiny brain regions that controls our lips, jaw, tongue and larynx as we speak.