Novel 3D technology could be used for both neural recording and brain stimulation

Written by Alice Bough (Future Science Group)

An international team of neuroscientists, based at University College London (UCL; UK) and Stanford University (CA, USA), has developed a novel method to accurately record activity across large areas of the brain. The results of the paper, published in Scientific Advances, suggest that the neural recording technology could also be used to stimulate neurons as a therapeutic option for conditions such as motor neuron disease. The developed technology involves a silicon-based chip connected to a 3D array of microwires, which are inserted into the brain. The microwires are up to 15-times thinner than a human hair and are highly flexible, allowing...

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