Neurosignaling

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By Stephen P. Moss.

What is neurosignaling?
Neurosignaling is a science that aims to perfect the use of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) in order to manipulate computer-controlled devices using the human brain. These BCIs "read" brainwaves through EEG (electroencephalography) in order to create an interface that allows command of the desired device through the mind (Nguyen, 2007).

Though a new science, neurosignaling has offered new hopes for people with severe paralysis such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), brainstem strokes, severe cerebral palsy, and etc. Because this technology implements brain signals rather than muscles for communication and control, the convenience and usability allow virtually anyone to control anything that implements a BCI (Crowley, 2008).

Furthermore, there is much hope in the scientific community that this technology will allow recuperation for people that lost their sight and hearing as well (Kalaska, 2008). As you will read later on, there are already cases of people regaining their previous senses.



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