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Artist's rendition (Peter Furstenberg) of neurons in 3D space. Courtesy of Peter Furstenberg
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Welcome to our website! This web site was created to explain and inform you of the cutting edge biotechnology of hybrid brain machine interfaces (HBMI) and advances in neurophysiology. This research has given way to a glimpse of its possible applications and use with prosthetic limbs and sensory aids. This research exemplifies our growing knowledge of science through the integration of different scientific fields such as neuroscience, mathematics, biotechnology, neurophysiology, robotics and computer science. HBMIs are particularly important for treatment of neurological disease or injuries which have taken away motor and sensory functions, but also for the further understanding of the complexities of the human mind.

This web site is a student project completed for the Biology 181 Honors Lecture Course at the University of Arizona. The people who made this site are university students who have been mentored by a University of Arizona faculty member. You can learn more about us on the group page.

The research paper we interpreted: Real-time prediction of hand trajectory by ensembles of cortical neurons in primates written by Johan Wessberg, Christopher R. Stambaugh, Jerald D. Kralik, Pamela D. Beck, Mark Laubach, John K. Chapin, Jung Kim, S. James Bigss, Mandayam A. Srinivasan, and Migual A. L. Nicolelis.

With supporting material from: Nicolelis, Miguel A. L. Actions from Thoughts. Nature. 18 Jan. 2001; 409: 403-407.

Many thanks to our faculty mentor Andrew J. Fuglevand, Ph.D. for contributing his time and help in understanding the material and science behind the research.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to Dr. Elizabeth Willot and Dr. William Grimes for conducting our course and providing us with the opportunity to learn about the diverse fields of science and all the nifty and awesome things current researchers are doing.

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We sincerely hope you find the information that we have presented informative, easy to follow, and above all enjoyable! Thanks for visiting our site!

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