Written By: Claire Rowley

In today’s world, novel thinking is required to provide new answers to old questions about the world. The upcoming neural engineering undergraduate degree hopes to provide this ability to students, especially for solving challenges in biotechnology and neuroscience with the application of engineering and math. Under…


Written by: Joseph Jefrin

Dr. Jont Allen is an accomplished electrical engineer and a neurotechnology industry veteran. He started his career in 1970 as an electrical engineer in the Acoustics Research Department at AT&T Bell Labs (after 1998, AT&T Labs). There he developed an interest in the signal processing of…


Written By: Chaahat Gurnani, Palak Purwar, and Shalini Yagnik

Source: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2191814-we-may-finally-know-what-causes-alzheimers-and-how-to-stop-it/

Alzheimer’s is one of the leading causes of death in the world, with more than 5 million Americans living with the disease (Alzheimer’s association). With the increase of Alzheimer’s cases in the world and with no cure yet found, the importance…


Written By: Jennifer Huan, Daniel Kiernan, and Anisha Bhole

Source: https://nanfoundation.org/neurologic-disorders-2/epilepsy/what-is-epilepsy

Seizures are one of the most common brain conditions in the United States which are caused by a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. When a seizure occurs, individuals may experience different levels of loss of consciousness or control of…


Written By: Jefrin Joseph, Claire Rowley, Abhi Misra

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by the loss or death of neurons in the brain, causing symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and difficulty walking among others that affect over 10 million people worldwide. These neurons are essential to performing…


Written By: Joe Taylor

Source: Sara Cheshire “Brain Pictures” 13 June 2008.

Science fiction movies across time have frequently shown robotic limbs and prosthetics that could easily function as substitutes for our organic appendages and in some cases even perform much better than them as well. Just science fiction? Well maybe not. There have been advances in neuroscience…


Written By: Tiffany Jong, Yan Luo, Ayush Agarwal, Robbie Ingram, Kavya Sood, Veeresh Neralagi

Components of a BCI system (Image from: NCBI https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3497935/)

INTRODUCTION

Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) allow us to record and interpret signals from the brain, enabling us to explore new treatment methods for neurological diseases. BCIs are able to assist with treatments such as rehabilitating the…

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