Miguel Nicolelis





Miguel Nicolelis

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Miguel Angelo Laporta Nicolelis, MD, PhD, is a Brazilian physician and scientist, best known for his pioneering work in "reading monkey thought". He and his colleagues implanted electrode arrays into a monkey's brain that were able to detect the monkey's motor intent and thus able to control reaching and grasping movements performed by a robotic arm. This was possible by decoding signals of hundreds of neurons recorded in volitional areas of the cerebral cortex while the monkey played with a hand-held joystick to move a shape in a video game. These signals were sent to the robot arm, which then mimicked the monkey's movements and thus controlled the game. After a while the monkey realised that thinking about moving the shape was enough and ...more


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Beyond Boundaries: The New ...
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Il cervello universale
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O Maior de Todos os Mistérios
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Brain Science Pod...: * BSP 79: Miguel Nicolelis author of Beyond Boundaries 11 16 Jan 05, 2012 02:00PM  


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