Understanding and reverse-engineering the brain's powerful circuitry have tantalized researchers for decades. Today, new tools and techniques provide unprecedented access to the nervous system, increasing our understanding of the brain and creating exciting new opportunities
. Engineers investigate how the brain calculates, learns and controls the body, and tap into the nervous system's capabilities to create intelligent systems and better assistive technologies. They also study how these technologies affect our society
. In the future, neurotechnologies will become a seamless part of life.