neural prosthesis


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neural prosthesis

[‚nu̇r·əl präs′thē·səs]
(medicine)
A prosthesis that bypasses a portion of the nervous system and provides electrical stimulation to existing muscles in situations where paralysis has interrupted the natural control pathways.
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These integrated experimental modeling studies show for the first time that with sufficient information about the neural coding of memories, a neural prosthesis capable of real-time identification and manipulation of the encoding process can restore and even enhance cognitive mnemonic processes," said the paper.
Work toward real-time control of a cortical neural prosthesis.
Heetderks, Neural Prosthesis Program, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2207, Bethesda, MD 20892-9525 USA, 301-496-1447, fax: 301-480-1080, e-mail: wh7q@nih.
The Neural Prosthesis Program of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke supports research on the types of work being done at Case Western and also on new neural prostheses that will involve intracortical stimulation of the cerebral cortex.

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