New NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy System for Depression Cleared by FDA | Medgadget

Neuronetics, a firm based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, won FDA approval for its latest NeuroStar transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy system. Approved in the U.S. for treating depression in patients who have tried at least one antidepressant drug, the new system has the major benefit of offering the same therapy during shorter sessions.

Elon Musk Isn’t the Only One Trying to Computerize Your Brain | WIRED

ELON MUSK WANTS to merge the computer with the human brain, build a “neural lace,” create a “direct cortical interface,” whatever that might look like. In recent months, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI has repeatedly hinted at these ambitions

The novelist who inspired Elon Musk | 1843

Elon Musk, the world’s most restless entrepreneur, has embarked on yet another venture. Not satisfied with reusable rockets, electric cars, giant batteries, vacuum trains and underground roads, his latest firm, Neuralink, hopes one day to build a working brain-machine interface (BMI), which would let its user control computers simply by thinking.

Moving moments: Analysing brain signals to let a patient control his arm | The Economist

DURING a 250km (150-mile) bike ride for charity in Ohio, William Kochevar found himself cycling behind a post-office van when it pulled over to make deliveries. Distracted and tired, Mr Kochevar did not brake in time. The accident, in 2006, left him paralysed from the shoulders down.

How about a nice game of … Tetris? Oxford eggheads slow PTSD onset with classic game • The Register

Playing a game of Tetris in the aftermath of a traumatic event can help alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

A team of researchers in the UK, Germany, and Sweden, say in their paper for the journal Molecular Psychiatry that when given the computer game to play in the hours following a serious auto accident, patients experienced fewer early symptoms associated with PTSD.

The case for neural lace: Elon Musk enters the world of brain-computer interfaces | The Economist

EVER since ENIAC, the first computer that could be operated by a single person, began flashing its ring counters in 1946, human beings and calculating machines have been on a steady march towards tighter integration. Computers entered homes in the 1980s, then migrated onto laps, into pockets and around wrists.

Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI – The Verge

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company, which is still in the earliest stages of existence and has no public presence whatsoever, is centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain.

Baxter the Robot Fixes Its Mistakes by Reading Your Mind | WIRED

BAXTER IS BUT a child, with bright eyes and a subtle grin. It sits at a table and cautiously lifts a can of spray paint, then dangles it over a box marked “WIRE.” The error seems to smack Baxter across the face—its eyebrows furrow and blush appears on its cheeks.

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