Alisa Brownlee, ATP, CAPS blog offers recent articles and web information on ALS, assistive technology--augmentative alternative communication (AAC), computer access, and other electronic devices that can impact and improve the quality of life for people with ALS.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A Brain Implant that Thinks
From: Technology Review -
09/13/2012 By: Susan Young
Researchers have used a neural implant to recapture a
lost decision-making process in monkeys-demonstrating that a neural prosthetic
can recover cognitive function in a primate brain. The results suggest that
neural implants could one day be used to recover specific brain functions in
patients with brain injuries or localized brain disease.