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Researchers developed a groundbreaking simulator that offers a glimpse into artificial visual observations, crucial for advancing visual prosthesis research. This simulator, designed to mimic the potential vision provided by stimulating the brain's visual cortex with electrodes, is a step toward restoring sight in individuals with severe visual impairments.
Affective computing is transforming how machines understand human emotions, enabling them to respond to our feelings in real-time. This interdisciplinary field merges computer science, psychology, and neuroscience, aiming to enhance human-machine interactions.
Researchers unveiled a pioneering technology capable of real-time human emotion recognition, promising transformative applications in wearable devices and digital services. The system, known as the personalized skin-integrated facial interface (PSiFI), combines verbal and non-verbal cues through a self-powered, stretchable sensor, efficiently processing data for wireless communication.
Researchers introduced a groundbreaking non-invasive brain stimulation technique called Patterned Low-Intensity Low-Frequency Ultrasound (LILFUS). This innovative method can precisely target and modulate specific brain regions, offering a promising alternative to traditional magnetic, electrical, and surgical brain stimulation methods with fewer risks.
Researchers made a landmark advancement in neural prosthetics, demonstrating the ability to recall specific memories using a newly developed memory decoding model (MDM). This breakthrough builds on previous research, utilizing surgically implanted electrodes in the hippocampus to decode and stimulate neural activity for targeted memory recall.

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Elon Musk announces the first human has been successfully implanted with Neuralink's brain chip, named Telepathy, aiming to allow severe physically disabled individuals to control devices via thought. The FDA-approved trial focuses on the implant's potential for movement control, with the patient reportedly recovering well and showing promising initial results.
Researchers achieved a breakthrough in converting brain signals to audible speech with up to 100% accuracy. The team used brain implants and artificial intelligence to directly map brain activity to speech in patients with epilepsy.
In a pioneering study, researchers designed a wireless brain-spine interface enabling a paralyzed man to walk naturally again. The 'digital bridge' comprises two electronic implants — one on the brain and another on the spinal cord — that decode brain signals and stimulate the spinal cord to activate leg muscles.

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Researchers have unveiled the "MiniTouch," a revolutionary device that equips prosthetic limbs with the ability to convey thermal sensations to amputees, bridging a significant gap in sensory feedback technology. This breakthrough allows a transradial amputee to differentiate between objects of varying temperatures and experience more human-like touch, enhancing both functional use and emotional connection with the prosthesis.

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Researchers introduced a novel fluorescence imaging technique that can detect amyloids, key biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, offering a simpler alternative to PET scans. This method utilizes a sensor array of coumarin-based molecular probes, capable of illuminating amyloids to monitor disease progression or distinguish between different conditions.
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Researchers developed the world's first 3D-printed brain tissue that grows and behaves similarly to natural brain tissue, marking a significant leap forward for neurological and neurodevelopmental disorder research. This novel 3D-printing technique uses a horizontal layering approach and a softer bio-ink, allowing neurons to interconnect and form networks akin to human brain structures.
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Researchers developed a robotic sensor using artificial intelligence to read braille at a remarkable 315 words per minute with 87% accuracy, surpassing the average human reading speed. This sensor employs machine learning algorithms to interpret braille with high sensitivity, mirroring human-like reading behavior.
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Researchers developed a groundbreaking technology to track when brain cells deactivate, a key process known as inhibition. This technique allows a deeper understanding of normal brain functions and disorders like depression, PTSD, and Alzheimer's.
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Researchers achieved a significant advancement in robotics by replicating human-like variable speed walking using a musculoskeletal model. This model, steered by a reflex control method akin to the human nervous system, enhances our understanding of human locomotion and sets new standards for robotic technology.
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A major clinical trial, BRIGhTMIND, reveals that MRI-guided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) significantly eases symptoms of severe depression for at least six months. The study, involving five centers across England, marks a substantial advancement over previous TMS treatments, which showed improvements lasting only 1-3 months.
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The Journal of the American Heart Association's special issue showcases the progress of innovative digital technology projects, funded by over $14 million from the American Heart Association's Health Technologies and Innovation Research Network. These projects, launched in 2020, aim to improve global heart and brain health, addressing the gap in technology-based healthcare solutions. This issue features the first collection of work from multidisciplinary teams at renowned institutions, highlighting the synergy of technology and healthcare.
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Scientists have created 3D brain organoids from human fetal tissue that self-organize, offering a new way to study brain development and diseases. These mini-brains contain various brain cell types and extracellular matrix, closely resembling the human brain. They also show potential for cancer research and drug testing.