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 »

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

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 »

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 »