Composing thoughts: mental handwriting produces brain activity that can be turned into text

Composing thoughts: mental handwriting produces brain activity that can be turned into text

Composing thoughts: mental handwriting produces brain activity that can be turned into textNIH BRAIN Initiative-funded project could help people with paralysis to communicate. “This study represents an important milestone in the development of BCIs and machine learning technologies that are unraveling how the human brain controls processes as complex as communication,” said John Ngai, Ph.D., director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. “In today’s world of internet-based communication, people with severe speech and physical impairments can face significant communication barriers and, potentially, isolation. NINDS is the nation’s leading funder of research on the brain and nervous system. About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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