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A Brain-to-Brain Interface for Real-Time Sharing of Sensorimotor Information

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, February 2013
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  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 32,024)
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Title
A Brain-to-Brain Interface for Real-Time Sharing of Sensorimotor Information
Published in
Scientific Reports, February 2013
DOI 10.1038/srep01319
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Authors

Miguel Pais-Vieira, Mikhail Lebedev, Carolina Kunicki, Jing Wang, Miguel A. L. Nicolelis, Pais-Vieira M, Lebedev M, Kunicki C, Wang J, Nicolelis MA

Abstract

A brain-to-brain interface (BTBI) enabled a real-time transfer of behaviorally meaningful sensorimotor information between the brains of two rats. In this BTBI, an "encoder" rat performed sensorimotor tasks that required it to select from two choices of tactile or visual stimuli. While the encoder rat performed the task, samples of its cortical activity were transmitted to matching cortical areas of a "decoder" rat using intracortical microstimulation (ICMS). The decoder rat learned to make similar behavioral selections, guided solely by the information provided by the encoder rat's brain. These results demonstrated that a complex system was formed by coupling the animals' brains, suggesting that BTBIs can enable dyads or networks of animal's brains to exchange, process, and store information and, hence, serve as the basis for studies of novel types of social interaction and for biological computing devices.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 27 4%
Germany 12 2%
United Kingdom 12 2%
Brazil 8 1%
Russian Federation 7 1%
France 6 <1%
Japan 5 <1%
Austria 5 <1%
Belgium 4 <1%
Other 39 6%
Unknown 490 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 155 25%
Researcher 129 21%
Student > Master 88 14%
Student > Bachelor 86 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 34 6%
Other 103 17%
Unknown 20 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 224 36%
Psychology 77 13%
Engineering 68 11%
Neuroscience 56 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 55 9%
Other 115 19%
Unknown 20 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1240. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 May 2017.
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#966
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Outputs from Scientific Reports
#14
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Outputs of similar age
#12
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Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#2
of 461 outputs
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