Navigation Links
Brain-to-brain interface allows transmission of tactile and motor information between rats
Date:2/28/2013

y, such a system is not limited to a pair of brains, but instead could include a network of brains, or "brain-net." Researchers at Duke and at the ELS-IINN are now working on experiments to link multiple animals cooperatively to solve more complex behavioral tasks.

"We cannot predict what kinds of emergent properties would appear when animals begin interacting as part of a brain-net. In theory, you could imagine that a combination of brains could provide solutions that individual brains cannot achieve by themselves," continued Nicolelis. Such a connection might even mean that one animal would incorporate another's sense of "self," he said.

"In fact, our studies of the sensory cortex of the decoder rats in these experiments showed that the decoder's brain began to represent in its tactile cortex not only its own whiskers, but the encoder rat's whiskers, too. We detected cortical neurons that responded to both sets of whiskers, which means that the rat created a second representation of a second body on top of its own." Basic studies of such adaptations could lead to a new field that Nicolelis calls the "neurophysiology of social interaction."

Such complex experiments will be enabled by the laboratory's ability to record brain signals from almost 2,000 brain cells at once. The researchers hope to record the electrical activity produced simultaneously by 10-30,000 cortical neurons in the next five years.

Such massive brain recordings will enable more precise control of motor neuroprosthesessuch as those being developed by the Walk Again Projectto restore motor control to paralyzed people, Nicolelis said.

The Walk Again Project recently received a $20 million grant from FINEP, a Brazilian research funding agency, to allow the development of the first brain-controlled whole-body exoskeleton aimed at restoring mobility in severely paralyzed patients. A first demonstration of this technology is scheduled for the opening game
'/>"/>

Contact: Duke Medicine News
919-684-4148
Duke University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Neural interface for prosthesis can restore function in motor control brain areas
2. UC Santa Barbaras Kavli Institute receives 2 grants to explore interface of physics and biology
3. Infrared digital holography allows firefighters to see through flames, image moving people
4. Synthetic circuit allows dialing gene expression up or down in human cells
5. Scientists discover protein that allows safe recycling of iron from old red blood cells
6. DrugRisk Update: Court Allows Charges of Prior Fraud Into Pradaxa Lawsuit
7. Robot allows remote presence in programming brain and spine stimulators
8. All Energy Solar Now Allows Clients To Track Solar System Energy Performance
9. New technology allows scientists to capture and preserve cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream
10. Scientists at IRB BARCELONA discover a key process that allows colon cancer to metastasize
11. Kinsey Reporter: Free app allows public to anonymously report, share information on sexual behavior
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain-to-brain interface allows transmission of tactile and motor information between rats
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... , ... The Kentucky State Department of Workforce Investment Commissioner Beth Kuhn recently ... for, they are unable to pass the initial drug test and therefore unable to ... order to be able to hire long-term, skilled talent. (1) Will Wesch, Director of ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, **Presented by FDAnews ... This workshop, chaired by internationally renowned expert Fubin Wu, has been specifically ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... alcohol abuse, or those who might personally be struggling with chemical dependency, may ... post from Best Drug Rehabilitation, a results-driven holistic treatment center for addiction located ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... businesses nationwide. Addictions specialist, Dr. James Strawbridge, gives a new approach on solutions ... it should begin with the employer and employees getting together for meaningful group ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, D.C., Q.M.E., is now ... shoulder pain, hip pain, neck pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, and numbness. ... of Illinois, and then went on to earn his title of Doctor of Chiropractic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 2Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 3Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 4Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 4Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 5Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Releases New Video Outlining Patients' Personal Recovery Stories 2Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Releases New Video Outlining Patients' Personal Recovery Stories 3Health News:Healthpointe Welcomes Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, Chiropractor, to Colton, Temecula, and Perris 2Health News:Healthpointe Welcomes Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, Chiropractor, to Colton, Temecula, and Perris 3
... found an effective two-part treatment for microtears in the hamstring: ... with "dry-needling," in which repeated needle punctures cause controlled internal ... presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society ... blood where it is needed at the site of a ...
... In the wake of multiple state bans on caffeinated ... to remove their products from the marketplace, an article published ... the scope of the public health problem and suggests areas ... manufacturers of caffeinated beer have withdrawn their products from the ...
... , ROCHESTER, Minn. - A team of Mayo Clinic researchers ... as apical ballooning syndrome (ABS), have blood vessels that don,t ... cause of this rare syndrome and may help with efforts ... so that appropriate therapies can be developed. The study is ...
... Through an innovative use of cell phone records, researchers at ... found that women appear to avoid contact with their fathers ... frequently on these high-fertility days and they hang up with ... Haselton, a UCLA associate professor of communication in whose lab ...
... By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, ... in children and teens over the last few decades, with ... youths, according to a new report. In one startling ... for Healthcare Research and Quality found that hospitalizations for eating ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- ... function for the "love hormone" oxytocin in human behavior. ... naturally occurring chemical, recalled intensified fond memories of their mothers ... men initially reported less close relationships with Mom, oxytocin seemed ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers use patient's own blood to treat hamstring injury 2Health News:Caffeinated alcoholic beverages -- a growing public health problem 2Health News:Abnormal blood vessel function found in women with broken heart syndrome 2Health News:Contact with dads drops when women ovulate 2Health News:Contact with dads drops when women ovulate 3Health News:Contact with dads drops when women ovulate 4Health News:Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising 2Health News:Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising 3Health News:'Love Hormone' Boosts Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad, Study Finds 2Health News:'Love Hormone' Boosts Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad, Study Finds 3
(Date:8/27/2015)... 2015 According to a new market research ... Universal, Standing, Bariatric ), Material (Nylon, Padded, Canvas), Usage Type (Disposable, ... by MarketsandMarkets, the Medical Lifting Sling Market is poised to reach ... at a CAGR of 11.4 % from 2015 to 2020. ... rket data T ables and 65 ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Women Grow , the fastest-growing professional networking organization for women ... Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in ... sessions. CWCBExpo in LA will take place September 16-18, 2015 ... in Los Angeles, CA , and is ... marijuana industry. The Women Grow tracks at ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... LAKEWOOD, Ohio , Aug. 27, 2015  A ... according to Booz Allen Hamilton . A ... that product development inefficiencies are impeding and disrupting manufacturers, ... Can Cut Waste and Improve Value In Product Development ... cost of inaccessible data and how it affects the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Lifting Sling Market Worth USD 706.0 Million by 2020 2Medical Lifting Sling Market Worth USD 706.0 Million by 2020 3Medical Lifting Sling Market Worth USD 706.0 Million by 2020 4Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles Boasts Women Grow Sponsored Education 2Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles Boasts Women Grow Sponsored Education 3Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles Boasts Women Grow Sponsored Education 4New White Paper Reveals How Manufacturers Can Improve Product Development Processes 2
... , , , THOUSAND ... AMGN ) today announced that new data will be presented ... Prolia(TM) (denosumab) at the 2009 American Society for Bone and ... 2009. Prolia currently is being evaluated by regulatory bodies ...
... LEVADEX Analysis Shows Potential to ... Migraine is a common, debilitating ... United States, according to the,National Headache Foundation. Limitations of ... migraines, include slow onset of,significant pain relief between 45 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Amgen Highlights Data to be Presented at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Meeting 2Amgen Highlights Data to be Presented at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Meeting 3Amgen Highlights Data to be Presented at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Meeting 4Amgen Highlights Data to be Presented at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Meeting 5Amgen Highlights Data to be Presented at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Meeting 6Amgen Highlights Data to be Presented at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Meeting 7Amgen Highlights Data to be Presented at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Meeting 8MultiVu Video Feed: POSITIVE PHASE 3 TRIAL DATA FOR INVESTIGATIONAL NEW MIGRAINE TREATMENT PRESENTED IN LATE-BREAKING SESSION AT 14th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL HEADACHE SOCIETY CONGRESS 2
... The Raindrop® medication nebulizer achieves optimum lung ... particle size range is 1.04-1.10 µ at ... or air outlet., ,As the world ... healthcare providers the assurance of proven technology ...
... Eliminate the need for makeshift, modified nebulizer ... waste time gathering parts when your patient ... to deliver the utmost in Heliox rescue ... is fast becoming the standard of care ...
... World's smallest nebulizer utilizing Vibrating ... medications for patients suffering from Asthma, ... appreciate the small product size and ... transported wherever life takes them. Powerful ...
... as well as humidification, try Flo-Mist™., ... volume, continuous medication nebulizer (CMN), engineered to ... 200 ml reservoir and jet flow design ... nebulized medication delivery at 25 ml/hr. Particles ...
Medicine Products: