Processing, please wait...
Database
search
in
Filter year from
to
Language
Country
  • Enter your search phrase in the search box.
  • General search:
    • The Boolean operator AND between the terms is assumed by default. If you enter the words European Union in the search box, the system returns all records in which both words occur, regardless of their order.
    • When entering a set of words in quotes, e.g "european union", all records containing the literal term "European Union" will be retrieved.
  • Search by access fields (e.g. author, title, etc.):
    • To direct your search, choose the field in which you want to search the word or expression.
    • Search in the field assumes by default the expression in quotes, e.g. European union will retrieve all records containing the literal term "European Union"
  • To perform more complex searches, additional words or expressions may be added.
  • If you want to refine the search results, you can always access the link "search" in the upper left corner of the page of search results.
  • The search engine is not case sensitive. For example, the word congress has the same meaning that Congress or CONGRESS.
  • To truncate your search expression, use the $ character
  • You can filter the results of your search by a date or date range, filling the appropriate boxes.
Base:
BIAL Foundation
Search:
cod:"PT/FB/BL-2012-199$"
Results
1
to
5
from
5
found.
View
Selection Description
Type Title Begin End
File199 - Brain-to-Brain Communication Enabled with Intracortical Microstimulation2013-042015-10

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
199 - Brain-to-Brain Communication Enabled with Intracortical Microstimulation
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Miguel Angelo Laporta Nicolelis, Miguel Santos Pais Vieira
Institution(s): Duke University, Durham (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Nicolelis, M. A.
Secondary author(s):
Pais-Vieira, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system

DocumentA brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information2013

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
199 - Brain-to-Brain Communication Enabled with Intracortical Microstimulation
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Miguel Angelo Laporta Nicolelis, Miguel Santos Pais Vieira
Institution(s): Duke University, Durham (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Nicolelis, M. A.
Secondary author(s):
Pais-Vieira, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information
Publication year: 2013
URL:
http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130228/srep01319/pdf/srep01319.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
A brain-to-brain interface (BTBI) enabled a real-time transfer of behaviorally meaningful sensorimotor information between the brains of two rats. In this BTBI, an "encoder" rat performed sensorimotor tasks that required it to select from two choices of tactile or visual stimuli. While the encoder rat performed the task, samples of its cortical activity were transmitted to matching cortical areas of a "decoder" rat using intracortical microstimulation (ICMS). The decoder rat learned to make similar behavioral selections, guided solely by the information provided by the encoder rat's brain. These results demonstrated that a complex system was formed by coupling the animals' brains, suggesting that BTBIs can enable dyads or networks of animal's brains to exchange, process, and store information and, hence, serve as the basis for studies of novel types of social interaction and for biological computing devices.
Accessibility: Document exist in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Pais-Vieira, M.
Secondary author(s):
Lebedev, M., Kunicki, C., Wang, J., Nicolelis, M. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Pais-Vieira, M., Lebedev, M., Kunicki, C., Wang, J., & Nicolelis, M. A. (2013). A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information. Scientific Reports, 3: 1319. doi: 10.1038/srep01319
2-year Impact Factor: 5.078|2013
Times cited: 109|2022-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Somatosensory system / Motor control / Neuroscience / Whisker system

A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information

A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information

DocumentFinal report - Brain-to-brain communication enabled with intracortical microstimulation2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
199 - Brain-to-Brain Communication Enabled with Intracortical Microstimulation
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Miguel Angelo Laporta Nicolelis, Miguel Santos Pais Vieira
Institution(s): Duke University, Durham (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Nicolelis, M. A.
Secondary author(s):
Pais-Vieira, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Final report - Brain-to-brain communication enabled with intracortical microstimulation
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa19912_19112015.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
We proposed that direct communication between brains of rats would be studied in animals chronically implanted with multi-electrode arrays in multiple brain areas. The aims were: 1) Establish a Brain-to-Brain Interface (BtBI) using cortical correlates of motor performance; 2) Establish a BtBI using cortical correlates of active tactile performance; and 3) Demonstrate remapping of the primary somatosensory cortex (S1) in the decoder rat after successful BtBI interaction. We later tested the same principle in other species (monkeys). First, we proposed that extending this network of brains - a Brainet - processing information in real time could be the basis for a new type of organic computing architectures. We successfully demonstrated the Brainet principle in two studies where primates or rodents performed tasks that required cooperation between multiple interacting brains. Brainets of two or three monkeys, working in separate rooms, controlled a virtual arm using a brain-machine interface (BMI) with visual feedback. Groups of three monkeys working cooperatively were able to perform tasks that no monkey could complete alone (e.g. Brainet control of an avatar arm in three dimensions, each monkey could only control two dimensions). We found that as animals learned to control the BMI, their neural activity became more correlated and the performance in the task improved. We used brain-to-brain communication to transfer information between multiple interacting brains to solve a variety of fundamental computational problems. Using different Brainet architectures, we built a proof of concept for an organic computing device that could classify stimuli, store tactile memories, and perform sequential and parallel computations.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Nicolelis, M. A.
Secondary author(s):
Pais-Vieira, M.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Communication / Brain-to-Brain Interface / Multielectrode / Sensorimotor

DocumentBuilding an organic computing device with multiple interconnected brains2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
199 - Brain-to-Brain Communication Enabled with Intracortical Microstimulation
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Miguel Angelo Laporta Nicolelis, Miguel Santos Pais Vieira
Institution(s): Duke University, Durham (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Nicolelis, M. A.
Secondary author(s):
Pais-Vieira, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Building an organic computing device with multiple interconnected brains
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep11869#abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Recently, we proposed that Brainets, i.e. networks formed by multiple animal brains, cooperating and exchanging information in real time through direct brain-to-brain interfaces, could provide the core of a new type of computing device: an organic computer. Here, we describe the first experimental demonstration of such a Brainet, built by interconnecting four adult rat brains. Brainets worked by concurrently recording the extracellular electrical activity generated by populations of cortical neurons distributed across multiple rats chronically implanted with multi-electrode arrays. Cortical neuronal activity was recorded and analyzed in real time, and then delivered to the somatosensory cortices of other animals that participated in the Brainet using intracortical microstimulation (ICMS). Using this approach, different Brainet architectures solved a number of useful computational problems, such as discrete classification, image processing, storage and retrieval of tactile information, and even weather forecasting. Brainets consistently performed at the same or higher levels than single rats in these tasks. Based on these findings, we propose that Brainets could be used to investigate animal social behaviors as well as a test bed for exploring the properties and potential applications of organic computers.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Pais-Vieira, M.
Secondary author(s):
Chiuffa, G., Lebedev, M., Yadav, A., Nicolelis, M. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Pais-Vieira, M., Chiuffa, G., Lebedev, M., Yadav, A., & Nicolelis, M. A. (2015). Building an organic computing device with multiple interconnected brains. Scientific Reports, 5: 11869. doi: 10.1038/srep11869
2-year Impact Factor: 5.228|2015
Times cited: 45|2022-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Brain-to-brain interface / Brainet

Building an organic computing device with multiple interconnected brains

Building an organic computing device with multiple interconnected brains

DocumentComputing arm movements with a monkey brainet2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
199 - Brain-to-Brain Communication Enabled with Intracortical Microstimulation
Duration: 2013-04 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Miguel Angelo Laporta Nicolelis, Miguel Santos Pais Vieira
Institution(s): Duke University, Durham (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Nicolelis, M. A.
Secondary author(s):
Pais-Vieira, M.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Brain structure and function / Body structure and function / Somatosensory system

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-199.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Computing arm movements with a monkey brainet
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep10767
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Traditionally, brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) extract motor commands from a single brain to control the movements of artificial devices. Here, we introduce a Brainet that utilizes very-large-scale brain activity (VLSBA) from two (B2) or three (B3) nonhuman primates to engage in a common motor behaviour. A B2 generated 2D movements of an avatar arm where each monkey contributed equally to X and Y coordinates; or one monkey fully controlled the X-coordinate and the other controlled the Y-coordinate. A B3 produced arm movements in 3D space, while each monkey generated movements in 2D subspaces (X-Y, Y-Z, or X-Z). With long-term training we observed increased coordination of behavior, increased correlations in neuronal activity between different brains, and modifications to neuronal representation of the motor plan. Overall, performance of the Brainet improved owing to collective monkey behaviour. These results suggest that primate brains can be integrated into a Brainet, which self-adapts to achieve a common motor goal.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Ramakrishnan, A.
Secondary author(s):
Ifft, P., Pais-Vieira, M., Byun, W., Zhuang, K., Lebedev, M., Nicolelis, M. A.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Ramakrishnan, A., Ifft, P., Pais-Vieira, M., Byun, W., Zhuang, K., Lebedev, M., & Nicolelis, M. A. (2015). Computing Arm Movements with a Monkey Brainet. Scientific Reports, 5: 10767. doi: 10.1038/srep10767
2-year Impact Factor: 5.228|2015
Times cited: 27|2022-03-08
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Brain-to-brain interface / Brainet

Computing arm movements with a monkey brainet

Computing arm movements with a monkey brainet