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Our work has been prominently featured in many prominent local, national, and international media outlets. We feel honored that this gives us a chance to share our enthusiasm for neuroscience and neurotechnologies not only with scientists but also with the general public.

Researchers Provide the First Evidence That a New Kind of Paralysis Treatment Is Effective
Monday, June 26, 2017
A new study has revealed the potential for cortical targets to improve motor function in those struggling with paralysis. Cortical targets are relatively unexplored territory for treatment, so building off this research could lead to even more exciting discoveries.
Researchers show first evidence of using cortical targets to improve motor function
Thursday, June 22, 2017
University of Miami's Miami Project researchers provide the first evidence that cortical targets could represent a novel therapeutic site for improving motor function following spinal cord Injury
Brain implant eases communication by late-stage ALS patient
Saturday, November 12, 2016
A brain-computer interface picks up electrical signals in the patient’s brain and relays them to software she can use to type out words. Using the system, she is able to spell two or three words a minute.
NYSDOH’s National Center For Adaptive Neurotechnologies Hosts Students For Unprecedented Summer Training Course In Albany
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The New York State Department of Health’s new National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN) in Albany brings together a select group of 24 young scientists, engineers, and clinicians from around the country for a first-of-its-kind, three-week Short Course in Adaptive Neurotechnologies.
Great Local Minds of the Capital Region
Monday, October 26, 2015
Here are just 10 of the smartest people whose creative thought has made an impact beyond our region. Along with fellow scientist Jonathan Wolpaw, Gerwin Schalk and his work at the Wadsworth Center in Albany has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The two scientists have been researching new ways to restore function in people with spinal cord injuries, stroke or other neural disorders.
Congressman Paul Tonko Visits National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies While in Albany
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko hosted the forum on the federal BRAIN Initiative, a two-year-old effort to support innovative research. Tonko touted his support for funding the scientific research, and panelists discussed its importance in various fields, including neurological disease, traumatic brain injury and mental illness.
Mind-Reading Program Translates Thoughts into Text
Monday, June 22, 2015
Popular Science highlighted the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies study "Brain-to-text: decoding spoken phrases from phone representations in the brain". The full-length article by Christian Herff is available online at frontiersin.org.
This Device Reads Your Mind and Types Your Thoughts
Friday, June 19, 2015
The Motherboard (VICE News) highlighted the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies study "Brain-to-text: decoding spoken phrases from phone representations in the brain". The full-length article by Christian Herff is available online at frontiersin.org.
Albany Med professor named Fulbright scholar
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
An Albany Medical College professor has been named a Fulbright scholar for his role in the development of brain mapping techniques in the United States and Italy. Since 2012, Dr. Anthony Ritaccio has worked with Dr. Gerwin Schalk to oversee an international partnership to create a brain-computer interface (BCI) lab in southern Italy.
I learned to type using only my thoughts
Friday, November 14, 2014
At the Wadsworth Center in Albany, brain injury researcher Jonathan Wolpaw is developing a computer-brain interface system that allows people who are paralysed communicate with their loved ones through a computer screen.

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