Neural Interfacing: Forging the Human-Machine Connection

nifthmcSeries: Synthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering
Author: Susanne Coates
Publisher: Morgan and Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA USA.
Publication Date: September 10, 2008 (1st ed.)
ISBN-10: 1598296809
ISBN-13: 978-1598296808

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In this follow-on to her Doctoral work in Neural Engineering, Dr. Coates explores the development of technologies whose end goal is to connect the human brain and/or nervous system directly to computers. Once the subject of science fiction, the technologies necessary to accomplish this goal are rapidly becoming reality. In laboratories around the globe, research is being undertaken to restore function to the physically disabled, to replace areas of the brain damaged by disease or trauma and to augment human abilities.