Mind Over Matter: Cognitive Neuroengineering

Cerebrum. 2019 Jun 1;2019:cer-06-19. eCollection 2019 May-Jun.


Brain-machine interface-once the stuff of science fiction novels-is coming to a computer near you. The only question is: How soon? While the technology is in its infancy, it is already helping people with spinal cord injuries. Our authors examine its potential to be the ultimate game changer for any number of neurodegenerative diseases, as well as behavior, learning, and memory. They take the temperature of where the technology is, where it is going, and the inevitable ethical and regulatory implications.