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Picture of the Neural Matrix

How the future of brain wave research may be etched in silicon

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
NIH BRAIN Initiative® funded researchers showed that it is possible to use computer chip manufacturing techniques to make a Neural Matrix: a soft, flexible electrical recording device for long lasting, high fidelity monitoring of brain activity.
Picture of neural firing pattern behind a memory

Scientists monitored brains replaying memories in real time

Thursday, March 5, 2020
In a study of epilepsy patients, researchers at the National Institutes of Health monitored the electrical activity of thousands of individual brain cells, called neurons, as patients took memory tests.
Image showing brain wave activity

Head-to-head comparison finds three anti-seizure drugs equally effective for severe form of epilepsy

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
There are three treatment options commonly used by doctors in the emergency room to treat patients with refractory status epilepticus, severe seizures that continue even after benzodiazepine medications, which are effective in controlling seizures in more than two-thirds of patients.

New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards accelerate neuroscience discoveries

Friday, October 18, 2019
Scientists have been developing astounding new tools for exploring neural circuits that underlie brain function throughout the first five years of the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative. Now, the NIH has announced its...
waveforms comparing spoken sentence to synthesized speech

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
Photo of Dr. Story Landis, former NINDS director

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

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