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

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%
United Kingdom 12 2%
Germany 10 1%
Brazil 7 <1%
Japan 6 <1%
Russia 6 <1%
France 5 <1%
Portugal 4 <1%
Austria 4 <1%
Other 36 5%
Unknown 620 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 181 25%
Researcher 138 19%
Student > Bachelor 107 15%
Student > Master 102 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 40 5%
Other 134 18%
Unknown 35 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 219 30%
Neuroscience 92 12%
Psychology 82 11%
Engineering 75 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 60 8%
Other 149 20%
Unknown 60 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1273. 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 25 March 2020.
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#3,777
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Outputs from Scientific Reports
#63
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Outputs of similar age
#21
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Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
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