The ‘Brain Machine.’
At the Nicolelis Laboratory at Duke University, Miguel Nicolelis is best known for pioneering studies in neuronal population coding, Brain Machine Interfaces (BMI) and neuroprosthetics in human patients and non-human primates.His lab’s work was seen, famously though a bit too briefly, when a brain-controlled exoskeleton from his lab helped Juliano Pinto, a paraplegic man, kick the first ball at the 2014 World Cup.
What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds to send messages brain to brain. Watch to the end for an experiment that, as he says, will go to “the limit of your imagination.”