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Neural Implant Recovers Brain Function

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A new study in the Journal of Neural Engineering investigated the use of a neural device to recover, and even improve, a monkey’s decision making ability when its normal cognitive functioning was disrupted. After a neural prosthesis was placed into two cortical layers of the brain to record brain activity, the target neurons were suppressed with a dopamine-modifying drug. A “multi-input multi-output nonlinear” model was used and was extremely effective in recovering performance of tasks and even improving performance under the test conditions.

Read it in the Journal of Neural Engineering.