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Society for Neuroscience

Enhanced Brain-machine Interface Taps into Additional Senses

Caption: During the experiment, monkeys used their brain signals to move a computer cursor (red circle) to randomly placed targets (squares). When visual and proprioceptive feedback were included, the monkey’s hand was moved by a robotic exoskeleton. The additional sensory information resulted in the cursor hitting the target faster and more directly.

Credit: Courtesy, with permission: Hatsopoulos, et al. The Journal of Neuroscience 2010.

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