Connecting cortex to machines: recent advances in brain interfaces

  title={Connecting cortex to machines: recent advances in brain interfaces},
  author={John P. Donoghue},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  volume={5 Suppl 1},
  • J. Donoghue
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Biology
  • Nature Neuroscience
Recent technological and scientific advances have generated wide interest in the possibility of creating a brain–machine interface (BMI), particularly as a means to aid paralyzed humans in communication. Advances have been made in detecting neural signals and translating them into command signals that can control devices. We now have systems that use externally derived neural signals as a command source, and faster and potentially more flexible systems that directly use intracortical recording… 

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