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. Schalk and Wolpaw now run the NIH-sponsored National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies — the only center of its kind in the country.

Other articles from Times Union
Albany rehab center will use futuristic tech to treat stroke, disorders of consciousness
Monday, September 25, 2017
A new center at the University at Albany’s Health Sciences campus will use brain-computer interface technology to help patients who have lost verbal skills communicate with nothing but their thoughts.
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.
The brain does the writing
Sunday, June 30, 2013
What once could only be imagined by science fiction writers is now reality at the state Health Department's Wadsworth Center. Scientists have worked nearly 30 years to develop technology that allows paralyzed people to send e-mails, read Internet news or watch YouTube videos using only electrical activity from their brains.
Breaking the silence, courtesy of the mind
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
This article in the Times Union summarizes our work on brain-computer interfaces.

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