Dramatic Videos of Using the Brain and Brain Signals to Type on Computers Control Machinery and Surf the Internet
Biofeedback is a way to monitor the working of the brain and possibly see the results on a computer screen or use that information to control a computer or machine or perform some activity.People are learning to use their brain waves recorded from the scalp to select letters or icons on a computer screen or to move a cursor. Unlike some of the other brain interfaces the Wadsworth Wolpaw device does NOT require surgery. It has been adopted for home use and is in use by people at this moment. These videos are a startling demonstration of the power of the Wadsworth Brain Computer Interface as seen here with Dr. Jonathan Wolpaw.
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Click the following link to hear and see Dr. Jonathan Wolpaw demonstrate the amazing Wadsworth Brain Computer Interface.
"People learn to use their brain waves recorded from the scalp to select letters or icons on a computer screen or to move a cursor. We have begun to take our BCI system out of the lab and into the homes of people with severe disabilities. We are testing its capacity to restore communication and control to them in their daily lives".
# Wolpaw, J.R. Brain-computer interfaces as new brain output pathways. Journal of Physiology, 579:613-619, 2007. # Wolpaw, J.R. and Chen, X.Y. Operant conditioning of spinal cord reflexes. In: New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. (L. Squire, T. Albright, F. Bloom, F. Gage, N. Spitzer (Eds)., in press. # Wolpaw, J. R. and Chen, X.Y. The cerebellum in maintenance of a motor skill: A hierarchy of brain and spinal cord plasticity underlies H-reflex conditioning. Learning & Memory 13:208-215, 2006. # Chen, Y., Chen, X.Y., Jakeman L,B., Chen, L., Stokes B.T. and Wolpaw, J.R. Operant conditioning of H-reflex can correct a locomotor abnormality after spinal cord injury in rats. Journal of Neuroscience 26:12537-12543, 2006. # Wolpaw, J.R.and McFarland, D.J. Control of a two-dimensional movement signal by a noninvasive brain-computer interface in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 101:17849-17854, 2004.