June 2016

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies for his “seminal contributions to brain-machine interfaces.” This prestigious award is presented annually for “outstanding contributions to emerging technologies recognized within recent years.” According to IEEE, “the award is named in honor of Dr. Daniel E. Noble, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board emeritus of Motorola. Dr. Noble is significantly known for the design and installation of the nation’s first statewide two-way radio communications system. The system was the first in the world to use FM technology.” Read more at:

December 2015

Foreign Policy Magazine named Dr. Miguel Nicolelis as a Leading Global Thinker of 2015. This year scientists made significant discoveries about the least understood part of the body: the brain. Three labs, in particular, began to unlock the organ’s extraordinary potential — developments with implications for medical advancement and human behavior. At one, Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis was able to sync the brain activity of monkeys so they could collectively accomplish tasks, such as move an avatar arm. Read more at and!innovators/detail/nicolelis-sanchez-zador

December 2014

The Verge names Dr. Nicolelis as one of The Verge 50 for 2014 – one of 50 people whose groundbreaking work is likely to shape the next 50 years.

The Walk Again Project makes the list of top Google searches for 2014!

May 2014

The Director of NIH, Dr. Frances Collins, visits Dr. Miguel Nicolelis at Sao Paulo lab where research is being completed for the Walk Again Project demonstration.

January 2013
Science Career’s selects “Building Up Brazilian Brain Research” by Susan Gaidos as one of the top stories in 2012.

March 2012
Dr. Miguel Nicolelis has been chosen to receive GLOBE’s highest honor as “2011 Personality of the Year” as part of its 2011 Making a Difference Awards. GLOBE’s decision was based on Dr. Nicolelis’ scientific advances in neuroprosthetics and his far-reaching efforts toward improving education, health care and scientific enterprise in northern Brazil.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
11:30 a.m. Florida Hospital Distinguished Lecture Series – Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, Author of BEYOND BOUNDARIES: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines-and How It Will Change Our Lives, will be speaking at Florida Hospital on new groundbreaking research that is connecting brains with machines.

6:30 p.m. Tampa Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) – Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, award-winning scientist and physician with Duke University, will be speaking at MOSI on new groundbreaking research that is connecting brains with machines.

May 2011
Announcing Upcoming International Release Dates for Beyond Boundaries: Brazil – June 2011, Japan – August 2011, Korea – September 2011!

Sunday, April 10, 2011
TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, a radio broadcast by Wisconsin Public Radio/Public Radio International, will interview Dr. Nicolelis for a show on the relationship between the brain and technology.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 11:00 pm ET
Dr. Nicolelis will discuss his new book, Beyond Boundaries, with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Watch the Interview.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 6:30 pm
Rose Audiorium, Cooper Union College, New York. Award-winning neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis shows how the long-sought merger of brains with machines is about to become a world-changing reality,

Friday March 18, 2011
Miguel Nicolelis Discusses Brain-Machine Connections in Live, Interactive Webcast March 18 Listen to the full recorded version on the Duke on Demand site:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 11:06 a.m.
(ET) NPR’s Diane Rehm will host a live interview with award-winning neuroscientist, Miguel Nicolelis, whose work with primates has uncovered a new method for capturing brain function. It is paving the way for a cure for Parkinson’s disease, new ways of treating paralysis, and using brain waves to control everything from transportation to manufacturing. Listen to a recording of the interview at

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 1:00 pm ET – “THINK” on Dallas NPR affiliate KERA-FM 90.1.
Jeff Whittington interviews Miguel Nicolelis about his new book “Beyond Boundaries,” the latest neuroscience research linking brains to machines, and implications for the future.