The following videos show several examples of NCAN staff presenting work through the media.

Groundbreaking research helps restore movement in severely injured patients
April 13, 2023
For four decades, a group of neurologists now lead by Jonathan Wolpaw have entered the research lab at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center with one goal in mind: Understanding how the nervous system changes with disease and injuries so when something goes wrong, doctors would have a tool to fix it. "It's a very exciting time both for us and in general in neuroscience, because it's become clear that there's a lot we can do that 30, 40 years ago we thought was impossible," said Wolpaw, a research neurologist. "When the nervous system was damaged, you were stuck with it and that was it. That's not the case." What's changed that is a device that helps restore movement, enabling the nervous system to recover after severe injury, such as a stroke or a spinal cord injury. "You can see that our participant has electrodes on the skin of his calf," Wolpaw said. "He also has a set of electrodes behind the knee. And what we're doing is recording muscle activity from the skin, and we're also periodically giving a very weak electrical stimulation, which is barely perceptible, but it produces a reflex." In most participants, researchers have found the feedback they see on the screen encourages them to learn to make that reflex smaller, ultimately improving the ability to walk for stroke survivors like Scott Bennett. "I've noticed, you know, for the last couple of months that, you know, my, you know, my arm is, you know, bouncing...creeping up as much when I walk. And I mean, I would have a tendency to drag my right foot, and I'm not doing that as much," said Bennett, a research participant. With hundreds of scientists, volunteers and involvement from research facilities across the globe, their work has culminated to something that's expected to help millions of people. Scott said he's proud to play even a small role in that. "It is very important. There's a lot of people that, you know, could be helped with live better lives," he said. Within the next few years, it's expected to be translated into clinical use. In as little as five years, patients could use the technology at home with remote oversight through telemedicine. "A patient could then have this therapy available every day," Wolpaw said. "It would be a lot more impactful. The results could be a lot better and it'd be a lot more loved, a lot less expensive and a lot more practical for widespread use."
Peter: The Human Cyborg
August 26, 2020
This documentary follows Peter Scott-Morgan, diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease, and looking for an assistive technology to maintain his ability to communicate as his disease progresses.
WNYT Forum 13 - Adaptive Neurotechnologies
July 19, 2017
Drs. Jonathan Wolpaw and Gerwin Schalk of the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies discuss the research at the Center and how it is being applied to improve the quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders.
Grey's Anatomy: Map of You
October 24, 2013
This Grey's Anatomy episode features brain mapping technology developed at NCAN.
Controlling Devices With Your Mind
October 22, 2013
This news segments showcases the Brain-Computer Interfaces research at NCAN.
ABC Sunday Morning: The next step in bionics
October 10, 2011
This ABC Sunday Morning segments features NCAN's work on developing a way to translate thought into speech.
American Museum of Natural History "Listening to the Brain"
November 23, 2010
This American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan had a large exhibit entitled "Brain - The Inside Story". It included a video prominently featuring our ECoG-based studies.
CNN Edge of Discovery - Brain Readers
August 1, 2009
This episode of CNN's Edge of Discovery showcases brain-computer interface research at Wadsworth, and highlights members of our team.
CBS 60 Minutes
November 2, 2008
This feature of CBS 60 Minutes describes Wadsworth BCI, and its promise for restoring communication to people who are completely paralyzed, such as people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Scott Pelley wears an EEG cap and spells words with his brain signals using the Wadsworth home BCI system.
  BCI2000 on Today Show with Katie Couric
December 1, 2005
This clip is from the Today Show on NBC with Katie Couric. In this show, she uses scalp-recorded EEG to write the word “peace” with the Wadsworth P300-based BCI system.

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