DARPA-funded efforts in the development of novel brain–computer interface technologies

@article{Miranda2015DARPAfundedEI,
  title={DARPA-funded efforts in the development of novel brain–computer interface technologies},
  author={Robbin A. Miranda and William D. Casebeer and A. Hein and Jack W. Judy and Eric Krotkov and Tracy L Laabs and Justin Manzo and Kent Pankratz and Gill A. Pratt and Justin C. Sanchez and Douglas J. Weber and Tracey L. Wheeler and Geoffrey S. F. Ling},
  journal={Journal of Neuroscience Methods},
  year={2015},
  volume={244},
  pages={52-67}
}

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