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Woman’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Successfully Treated by Unique Brain Implant

The brain of 34-year-old Amber Pearson contains a one-of-a-kind implant. The Oregon resident is the first person to have a deep brain stimulation device that manages both her epileptic seizures and her obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms. Her subsequent improvement has inspired scientists to conduct larger studies of the technology.Alex Winter on Innovative Horror Movies Pearson’s story was first detailed in a case report published last October in the journal Neuron, along with an accompanying article from Oregon…

Neuralink: Want details on Elon Musk’s brain implant trial? You’ll have to ask him

Elon Musk's announcement this week that his startup Neuralink had implanted the first human patient with its experimental brain device generated immediate buzz.But Musk's statements on his social media platform X raised more questions than they answered about the trial for a risky device that the tech billionaire says could one day help the paralyzed walk, four experts in the brain implant field told Reuters.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIIM KozhikodeIIMK Advanced

China Plans to Take on Elon Musk’s Neuralink in 2025

The race to implant smartphone technology directly into your brain stem heated up when Neuralink implanted a chip into its first human brain on Sunday. To rival this new step in technology, China set a timeline to develop its own “brain-computer interface” on Monday with products arriving as early as 2025.Did Elon Musk Regret Buying Twitter? | Walter Isaacson InterviewChina lists a “brain-computer interface” as one of its “innovative iconic products,” according to a translated press release on Monday. In the next several…

First Human Receives Neuralink Brain Chip

Elon Musk says that the first person has received a neural implant from his controversial brain chip startup Neuralink. Musk revealed the information in a tweet posted on his social media platform, X (formerly Twitter). The tweet reads merely:Did Elon Musk Regret Buying Twitter? | Walter Isaacson InterviewFor months, the company has been looking for a candidate to undergo its experimental surgery, the point of which is to install a tiny computer chip into the top layer of the person’s skull. Once installed, the chip is…

Elon Musk’s Brain Implant Company Neuralink Fined for ‘Hazardous Materials’ Violation

Elon Musk’s brain implant company Neuralink has been in more trouble with the federal government than previously known. A Reuters report published Friday says that the U.S. Department of Transportation recently fined Neuralink for violating rules governing the movement of hazardous materials. The DOT has since settled the matter, however.Did Elon Musk Regret Buying Twitter? | Walter Isaacson InterviewThe violation was reportedly unearthed via a public records request of the DOT from the advocacy group Physicians Committee…

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Receives Approval to Start Brain Implant Human Trial for Paralysis Patients

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's brain-chip startup Neuralink said on Tuesday it has received approval from an independent review board to begin recruitment for the first human trial of its brain implant for paralysis patients.Those with paralysis due to cervical spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may qualify for the study, it said but did not reveal how many participants would be enrolled in the trial, which will take about six years to complete.The study will use a robot to surgically place a…

UN Warns Unregulated Neurotechnology Threatens ‘Freedom of Thought’

The UN is advising against neurotechnology using unregulated AI chip implantations, saying it poses a grave risk to people’s mental privacy. Unregulated neurotechnology could pose harmful long-term risks, the UN says, such as shaping the way a young person thinks or accessing private thoughts and emotions.Threads Needs These Five Missing Features to Be a Twitter KillerIt specified its concerns centered around “unregulated neurotechnology,” and did not mention Neuralink, which received FDA approval in May to conduct

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets FDA Approval for Human Trials

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s Brian computer interface company, said late Thursday that it had received long-awaited FDA approval to begin brain tests in human subjects. Soon, the company will conduct invasive brain surgery on humans to determine whether its mind-reading technology can help people with severe paralysis regain control over their bodies using only neural signals.Netflix Passwords, ChatGPT Can’t Detect AI, and No More CoTweets | Editor Picks“This is the result of incredible work by the Neuralink team in close

At Musk’s brain-chip startup, animal-testing panel is rife with potential conflicts

Elon Musk's brain-implant venture has filled an animal-research oversight board with company insiders who may stand to benefit financially as the firm reaches development goals, according to company documents and interviews with six current and former employees. Such oversight boards are required by federal law for organizations experimenting on certain types of animals. The panels are charged with ensuring proper animal care, high research standards, and the reliability of data that helps regulators decide whether drugs…

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Seeks Surgical Partner for Human Trials, Report Says

Despite approval setbacks, Elon Musk continues to charge forward on his grand plans for human brain implants. Neuralink, the billionaire’s biotech venture, has asked one of the largest and best regarded U.S. neurosurgery centers to be a partner in potential, future clinical trials involving people, according to a Monday report from Reuters. The company is in discussions with Phoenix, Arizona-based Barrow Neurological Institute, per Reuters, as attributed to six unnamed sources.Neuralink has been claiming human trials are…