Brain-computer link enables paralyzed California man to walk

A brain-to-computer technology that can translate thoughts into leg movements has enabled a man paralyzed from the waist down by a spinal cord injury to become the first such patient to walk without the use of robotics, doctors in Southern California reported on Wednesday. (Reuter)

Matrix-style Brain Implant Could Boost Memory

Can’t remember Jack? A zap to the brain might be just the trick to trigger a memory. Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reported that small electrode arrays placed in brain regions known to be associated with memory were used to improve patients’ memories. (DNews)

Research grasps how the brain plans gripping motion

With the results of a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers have a firmer grasp on the way the brain formulates commands for the hand to grip an object. The advance could lead to improvements in future brain-computer interfaces that provide people with severe paralysis a means to control robotic arms and hands using their thoughts. (EurekAlert!)