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BrainCom summer School in Barcelona

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_

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A bilayered PVA/PLGA-bioresorbable shuttle to improve the implantation of flexible neural probes

Congratulations to J. Pas, A.L. Rutz, P.P. Quilichini, A. Slézia, A. Ghestem, A. Kaszas, M.J. Donahue, V.F. Curto, R.P. O’Connor, C. Bernard, A. Williamson, & G.G. Malliaras on their publication entitled “A bilayered PVA/PLGA-bioresorbable shuttle to improve the implantation of flexible neural probes” that was recently published in Journal of Neural Engineering! Abstract Objective. Neural

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BrainCom objectives and use of graphene presented in Reuters and in El País

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:

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Investigating Large-scale Brain Dynamics Using Field Potential Recordings: Analysis and Interpretation

Congratulations to B. Pesaran, M. Vinck, G. T Einevoll, A. Sirota, P. Fries, M. Siegel, W. Truccolo, C. E Schroeder, & R. Srinivasan on their publication entitled “Investigating Large-scale Brain Dynamics Using Field Potential Recordings: Analysis and Interpretation” that was recently published in Nature Neuroscience! Abstract New technologies to record electrical activity from the brain

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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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