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The brain responds differently to natural touch on a finger versus a direct electrical stimulation.
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When designing neuroprosthetic devices for users to control with their thoughts, engineers must take into account the sensory information brains collect from the environment and how it gets processed.
When trying to find a romantic match, we’re often overwhelmed with options.
Freedom of choice is a pillar of Western culture. But can too much of it be a bad thing?
For many individuals with spinal cord injury, restoring autonomic functions – such as blood pressure control, bowel, bladder and sexual function – is of a higher priority than walking again.
Researchers have successfully used ‘epidural spinal cord stimulation’ with patients to improve bowel function, restore blood pressure control and increase upper-body exercise capacity.
Researchers have found a way to boost damaged spinal cord nerves – in some cases permanently.
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Doctors are working to reconnect the brain to paralysed limbs.
How soft robotics could help paralysed people walk again without the need for clunky equipment.
Regenerating the nerves that can return function to our spinal cords.
Spinal cord injuries are currently irreparable. When nerve fibres in the central nervous system are damaged there is, as yet, no way of reversing this. But research we’ve been doing has led to the discovery…
Oxford University researchers have harnessed the natural defence mechanism of silkworms, which causes paralysis, in what…
New scanning technology may be able to measure blood flow in parts of the brain to translate the thoughts of completely paralysed and seemingly comatose patients.
Completely paralysed and seemingly comatose patients may eventually be able to have real-time conversations using scanning machines that can translate their brain signals into messages, a team of neuroscientists…
The science behind the zebra fish’s ability to repair its spinal cord after injury has been unlocked by new research. In…