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.

Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands
Friday, May 26, 2017

Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.

Elon Musk building brain-computer interface to protect against AI singularity
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Elon Musk's next project, neural lace, aims to establish a direct uplink from the brain to the Internet, operating at the speed of thought. He envisions that this technology will place humans ahead of evolving machine intelligence.

For a Brain-Computer Interface that Actually Works, Are Holograms Our Only Hope?
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hardware visionary Mary Lou Jepsen’s upcoming wearable MRI promises to allow us to directly connect our brains to a computer, using holographic technology.

How Advances In Bioengineering Are Allowing People To Unlock Natural Resilience
Friday, April 28, 2017

How are advances in bioengineering allowing people to unlock natural resilience? 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 demonstrates brain-computer interfaces at its annual F8 developer conference
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook highlighted a video from our collaborative study "Brain-to-text: decoding spoken phrases from phone representations in the brain" to demonstrate state-of-the-art technologies that allow people to communicate with computers using their thoughts. See 09:08 min into the movie.

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.

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.

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 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.

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