First-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm without brain implants

Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), researchers have developed the first-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm exhibiting the ability to continuously track and follow a computer cursor.

Step towards light-based, brain-like computing chip

Scientists have succeeded in developing a piece of hardware which could pave the way for creating computers resembling the human brain. They produced a chip containing a network of artificial neurons that works with light and can imitate neurons and their synapses.

Engineers translate brain signals directly into speech

In a scientific first, neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. This breakthrough could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain.

The Supercomputer, Modeled After the Human Brain, Is Up and Running

After a decade of development, a million-core version of the machine that will eventually be able to simulate up to a billion neurons, The SpiNNaker supercomputer, was switched on earlier this month.

Brain implants help paralyzed people use tablet apps

Devices that eavesdrop on neural activity can help paralyzed people command computer tablets to stream music, text friends, check the weather or surf the internet.

Computers for Mimicking Human Brain

A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research.

For the First Time Scientists Have Boosted Human Memory

A professor from the University of Southern California has demonstrated the use of a brain implant to improve the human memory.

Brain-controlled drones are here: What’s coming in the next five years

Single unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) directed by joysticks, radio controllers, and mobile phones are already accomplishing a variety of useful tasks. But using multiple drones requires multiple human operators, and this presents a coordination problem.

Brain Composer: Thinking melodies onto a musical score

A new brain-computer interface application that allows music to be composed by the power of thought has now been developed by scientists.

Tiny Prosthesis Could Help to Restore Vision and Hearing in Humans

FlatScope would be implanted between the skull and cortex in order to communicate with functioning areas of the brain that can process sight and sound.

Facebook details its plans for a brain-computer interface

Led by the former head of DARPA and Google ATAP, Regina Dugan, Building 8 has created a way to talk to your computer with your brain.

Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers.

Brain is ten times more active than previously measured

A new study could change scientists' understanding of how the brain works - and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders and for developing computers that 'think' more like humans.

Stanford researchers develop brain-controlled typing for people with paralysis

A clinical research publication led by Stanford University investigators has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date.

Families Finally Hear From Completely Paralyzed Patients Via New Mind-Reading Device

The system, a portable brain-machine interface, translates brain activity into simple yes or no answers to questions with around 70 percent accuracy.