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ICREA Prof. Jose A. Garrido explains BrainCom to the Dutch radio station BNR

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

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Graphene to restore speech at the MWC

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

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Dr. Rainey gives an interview about ethics in neuroscience

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

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The work of Dr. Hannah Maslen is highlighted in the article “Thought experiments” published in The Economist

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

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Prof. George Malliaras et. al. published a review article on “Organic electrochemical transistors”

The group of Prof. George Malliaras has recently published a review article entitled “Organic electrochemical transistors” on Nature Reviews Materials. In this article, the physics and the mechanism of operation of organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) are discussed focusing on their identifying characteristics. Organic materials that are currently being used in OECTs are identified and the

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Prof. Blaise Yvert et. al. published an article on the “Key considerations in designing a speech brain-computer interface”

The group of Prof. Blaise Yvert published recently a paper entitled “Key considerations in designing a speech brain-computer interface”. This article addresses the main design challenges to achieve a continuous decoding of neural signals underlying speech imagination. There are three key choices that have to be made for a proper design: the choice of appropriate brain

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Dr Hannah Maslen and Dr Stephen Rainey on “Neuroprosthetics for Speech — Ethical Challenges in Research and Application”

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 on “Getting to know you: Technology’s intimate insights into human behaviour”

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

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).