Building Up Brazilian Brain Research

Miguel Nicolelis was educated in his native Brazil, came to the United States for his postdoc, and stayed on as a faculty member at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. After making a splash at Duke, he returned to Brazil — maintaining his Duke appointment — determined to use science as an agent of social … Continue reading »

Brain Science Podcast

Interview by GINGER CAMPBELL, MD on brainsciencepodcast.com Miguel Nicolelis at Duke University is pioneering brain-machine interfaces. In his book Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines—and How It Will Change Our Lives he puts his groundbreaking work into an historical context. I discussed his book briefly inBSP 78, but I have now posted … Continue reading »

Body of Research

Guardian reporter Ian Sample takes a look at the future of our species. We may soon be able to control mechanical limbs just by using our brains, grow a new heart after a heart attack or replace faulty genes. Ian Sample takes a look at the future of our species… read article

Science Friday Interview

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Nature Interview

Listen to the Oct 6th Nature Interview Podcast

Nicolelis Lab Demonstrates Two-Way Interaction between a Primate Brain and a Virtual Body

In a first-ever demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body, two monkeys trained at the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering learned to employ brain activity alone to move an avatar hand and identify the texture of virtual objects. “Someday in the near future, quadriplegic patients will take advantage of … Continue reading »

Science Fantastic

Professor Miguel Nicolelis of Duke University talks with Michio Kaku about his new book ‘Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines—and How It Will Change Our Lives’. Proffessor Nicolelis also tells how he has enabled animals and people to control robotic extrimeties using only their minds. Listen to the interview:

Neuronal Symphony

Listen to a neuronal symphony produced by the electrical activity of cortical neurons.

To the Best of Our Knowledge

Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis tells Jim Fleming about an experience he had twenty-five years ago when he was a medical student in Brazil.

Mind Out of Body

By Miguel A. L. Nicolelis In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, a pioneering neuroscientist argues that brain-wave control of machines will allow the paralyzed to walk and portends a future of mind melds and thought downloads Excerpt adapted from Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines—and How It Will Change … Continue reading »