Technology that allows computers to read your thoughts may be getting a boost from new research.
Scientists have developed a system that uses silicon microchips to record and transmit brain activity to a computer, according to a recent paper. Tiny chips are put on the brain’s surface or inside the tissue to harvest more neural signals than other brain implants. The invention is the latest step in the rapidly developing field of brain-machine interfaces.
“Fully-functioning interfaces for deep brain stimulation and combined stimulation and recording are currently available and are iteratively being improved with ever-increasing sophistication, complexity, and capabilities,” Dr. James Giordano, a neurology professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, told Lifewire in an email interview.