Stimulating The Brain Using Invasive Methods
As mentioned throughout this website, I am promoting the remote extraction of biological signals as rather than resorting to invasive techniques (surgery). Notice that once you open the skull, there are many ways of touching the brain to extract biological signals. But be aware of the limitations and dangers involved in using Invasive technologies!
Electrodes / Implants:
- Converting natural speech to a textual representation, for presentation to machines (computers, etc.).
- The creation of micro-electrodes that do not need to be deeply inserted into the brain.
- Teen born deaf hears for first time (with her mind).
- DARPA develops world’s first neural device that restores lost memories.
- Linking implanted devices with phones and tablets for improved monitoring.
- Restoring sight for the blind (another newer article here). A link to Monash Vision – a collaboration between Monash University and Alfred Health to help restore sight to the blind. A link to an article describing a wireless brain chip that restores vision by bypassing the eye.
- Who needs sight to get around when you’ve got a digital compass in your head? A neuroprosthesis that feeds geomagnetic signals into the brains of blind rats has enabled them to navigate around a maze.
- Scientists showed that they could alter brain activity of rats and either wake them up or put them in an unconscious state by changing the firing rates of neurons in the central thalamus.
- Using technology to interconnect two rat brains together – get them to talk together.
- Scientists learn how to recover lost memories by stimulating the circuit of cells responsible for the memory.