Our work has been prominently featured in many local, national, and international media outlets.

Accelerating recovery from stroke and spinal cord injuries - research yields new rehabilitation option
Saturday, December 2, 2017
“Ground-breaking research could change the lives of millions.” You have read the headlines, but what happens when the spotlight dims, and the researcher goes back to the lab? How often do you see the resulting groundbreaking treatment or product in your hometown clinic or used by your loved ones? You may not know about the difficult challenges that must be overcome to bring these therapies to the people who need them.
New study finds we're hard-wired to see faces — even when they're not there
Friday, November 24, 2017
A new study found a part of our brain is wired to see human faces in things without faces. The results prove that this section of the brain’s fusiform gyrus is alone responsible for recognizing human faces.
NCAN Scientist Wins Prize at ACRM LaunchPad Competition
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Spinal Reflex Conditioning Wins the “Most Innovative” Award at the ACRM LaunchPad Competition
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.
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
Elon Musk building brain-computer interface to protect against AI singularity
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Neuralink will build a brain computer interface (BCI) or "neural lace" that will eventually "upload thoughts" to the internet but, along the way, deftly heal those with epilepsy, Parkinson's and depression, and restore function to people with stroke and brain injury for good measure.
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.

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