Friday, August 17, 2012
Have you heard about the new neuroprosthesis that enabled primates to regain movement in a temporarily paralyzed hand? (A neuroprosthesis is a device that replaces lost or impaired nervous system function.) The research team at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago reported that use of their neuroprosthesis restored intentional precision grasping ability in each monkey's temporarily paralyzed hand. Researchers now plan to study how the primate’s brain changes as it continues to use this neuroprosthesis.