Researchers in Barcelona have developed a graphene-based brain implant able to record electrical activity in the cortex at extremely low frequencies and over large brain areas, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz. The prototype was developed at the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (IMB-CNM, CSIC) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2),
In the upcoming week, the BrainCom summer school will take place in “La casa de la convalescència” in Barcelona. Members of all the teams of the consortium will give lectures as well as present their latest results in a poster session. For further information, please download the document in the link below: SUMMER SCHOOL INFO_
Two short videos have been released by the Reuters news agency and the spanish newspaper El País in the section “El futuro es apasionante” about BrainCom and the use of graphene for neural sensing. The former can be found in the following link: https://www.reuters.com/video/2018/03/07/graphene-brain-implant-could-turn-though?videoId=406946397 The latter, in spanish, can be found in the following link:
A team of European researchers is working on a brain implant that will eventually convert thoughts into speech. It is meant for people who have lost language processing and communication abilities. ICREA Professor José Antonio Garrido, leader of the ICN2 Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group and coordinator of the BrainCom project, explains how it works and why we should
As we have already reported, the GSMA Mobile World Congress returned to Barcelona and with it, the Graphene Pavilion. Back for the third year, the aim of this space is to bring graphene and related 2D materials to life for the diverse public that this congress attracts. With over 107,000 visitors from 205 countries, the
Dr. Stephen Rainey, research fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and co-worker in the BrainCom project gave an interview which you can find in the following link: 006 – Dr. Stephen Rainey The main topics discussed in the interview are ethics in neuroscience, including issues faced by the neuroprosthetics developed within the
The article published in The Economist, under the title “Thought experiments”, describes the state of the art in brain computer interfaces. It points out the developments achieved so far as well as the main challenges and prospects of BCIs. In this article the work of Dr. Hannah Maslen is mentioned as an example of crucial
Dr Hannah Maslen and Dr Stephen Rainey presented ongoing research of the BrainCom consortium to the Oxford Psychology Society in a talk entitled “Neuroprosthetics for Speech — Ethical Challenges in Research and Application”, at Corpus Christi College, November 29
Dr Stephen Rainey was invited to present ethical and conceptual issues as part of a discussion on “Getting to know you: Technology’s intimate insights into human behaviour”.
Dr Hannah Maslen presented the Consortium’s current research at the Neuroethics Network Annual Meeting, held at the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (ICM), Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris (19th-21st June, 2017).