Media & PR

Our work has been prominently featured in many local, national, and international media outlets. We feel honored for the opportunity to disseminate our knowledge of neuroscience and neurotechnologies to the general public, and to share our enthusiastic vision for the future. Videos regarding our work with BCI2000 and other technologies may be found here.

Will Humans Merge With Machines?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Are we heading towards a future where the human race merges with machines? This article originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world - and features work in our lab.

Facebook Chases Snapchat Into Augmented Reality
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

There’s a reason Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the social platform looks so familiar. The article lists Dr. Schalk's opinion on the potential promise of brain-based technologies.

We could be reading minds soon: Inside the research that’s moving us from sci-fi to sci-fact
Monday, April 17, 2017

Adam Piore, author of “The Body Builders,” talks to Salon.com about the science behind decoding brain waves. The article features our work on auditory/speech decoding.

Mind-Reading Computers That Can Translate Thoughts into Words
Friday, March 24, 2017

In his latest book, Adam Piore explores how bioengineers are harnessing the latest technologies to unlock untapped abilities in the human body and mind. He dedicated a full chapter to the translation of brain signals into words and sentences, and prominently highlights Dr. Schalk and his lab's work throughout this chapter.

NYSDOH’s National Center For Adaptive Neurotechnologies Hosts Students For Unprecedented Summer Training Course In Albany
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The New York State Department of Health’s new National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN) in Albany brings together a select group of 24 young scientists, engineers, and clinicians from around the country for a first-of-its-kind, three-week Short Course in Adaptive Neurotechnologies. This is a unique opportunity for emerging leaders in this rapidly-growing multidisciplinary field to acquire a comprehensive grasp of the basic principles and current state of the field and of future prospects for scientific and clinical advances. It is being taught by 30 internationally-recognized authorities from throughout the country. “We had applications from more than 60 highly-qualified, young scientists, engineers, and clinicians from all over the country, which made it difficult to select our 24 participants,” said Gerwin Schalk, Ph.D., course co-director and deputy director of NCAN.

The Quest For the Next Human-Computer Interface
Monday, July 11, 2016

Gerwin Schalk was interviewed on what the next human-computer interface will be. This interface would surpass computers in functionality.

Mind-Tracking Devices: Do 'Brain Wearables' Really Work?
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Makers of the brain wearables that come in the form of headsets with electrodes claim the devices can improve your focus, detect stress, and even let you play video games with your brain. The devices work by detecting the brain's electrical activity, or brain waves, using electroencephalography (EEG). Gerwin Schalk was quoted on the devices' ability to detect brain signals.

Researchers Are One Step Closer to Mind Reading in Real Time
Friday, January 29, 2016

Researchers from the US used computational software to decode brain signals and predict what their subjects were seeing in real time. Gerwin Schalk was quoted on the technology and its findings.

Scientists Decode Brain Signals Nearly at Speed of Perception
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Gerwin Schalk was a collaborator in a study that allowed scientists to decode brain signals nearly at the speed of perception by using electrodes implanted in the temporal lobes in awake patients. The study also analyzed patients' neural responses to two categories of visual stimuli: images of faces and houses. Subsequently, the scientists were able to predict which images the patients were viewing, and when, with better than 95 percent accuracy.

The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Phil Kennedy, a famous neurologist who had a set of electrodes implanted beneath the surface of his own brain, was gathering his data to present at the 2015 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. During this time, Brain-to-Text, a new procedure for using computers and cranial implants to decode human speech, was being developed at the Wadsworth Center. Gerwin Schalk was quoted after an experiment was run demonstrating the Brain-to-Text procedure.

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