DiscussCan we use implants in the brain?

  • 0 Replies
  • 872 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • 513
    • View Profile
DiscussCan we use implants in the brain?
« on: 22/06/2015 16:58:59 »
Scientists in the US have developed a new brain implant that can be used to record information from nerve cells, and also to transmit signals into the nervous system, to stimulate parts of the brain. Unlike existing electrode devices, which can trigger a scar to form around the implant that eventually prevents it from working, the new device is made from a polymer-coated nickel mesh resembling miniature chicken wire, which can be rolled up before it is introduced into the brain. Chris Smith spoke to Harvard's Charles Lieber...
Listen to this Show

or  

If you want to discuss this show, or ask a question, this is the place to do it.
« Last Edit: 22/06/2015 16:58:59 by _system »