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Scientists translate brain signals into speech sounds

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech—an advancement that could one day have a profound effect on the ability of certain patients to communicate.
Picture of a brain. Yellow spots show parts of brain where ripples happen seconds before successful memory recall.

Our brains may ripple before remembering

Friday, March 15, 2019
NIH study suggests tiny electrical brain waves may be a hallmark of successful memory retrieval

NIH greatly expands investment in BRAIN Initiative

Friday, November 2, 2018
NIH announces new round of awards for cutting-edge brain research
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Scientists selected for the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Award for dedication to mentorship and training named for former NINDS director
Scientists showed that a sharks electrosensory perception may be tuned to catch prey.

Even a shark’s electrical “sixth sense” may be tuned to attack

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
NIH-funded study illustrates how evolution may shape the senses
Mossy cells in mice.

Epilepsy study links mossy brain cells to seizures and memory loss

Thursday, February 15, 2018
NIH-funded study in mice suggests loss of mossy cells plays a critical role in both
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NIH BRAIN Initiative builds on early advances

Monday, October 23, 2017
NIH announces new round of awards for visualizing the brain
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Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
NIH-funded study finds new clues to brain disorder
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NIH scientists try to crack the brain’s memory codes

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Studies of epilepsy patients uncover clues to how the brain remembers

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