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The Brain Speaks


September 7, 2010

16 microelectrodes next to a U.S. quarter In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted beneath the skull but atop the brain. "We have been able to decode spoken words using only signals from the brain with a device that has promise for long-term use in paralyzed patients who cannot now speak," says bioengineer Bradley Greger. Full Story

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