July 21st, 2006



Technology Review: Seeing Your Pain
Learning to consciously alter brain activity through MRI feedback could help control pain and other disorders.

Science: Mind Over Matter (July 2006)
Using an array of hair-thin electrodes implanted in his brain, a 25-year-old quadriplegic man was able to operate a computer, open and close a prosthetic hand, and manipulate a robotic arm just by thinking about it.
With appropriate software, the first patient easily opened simulated e-mail, drew a circle, changed TV channels, made a robot arm grab a piece of candy and drop it a short distance away.

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