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Updated: 28 February 2018

  • Morris A (15 Feb 2018) Study explores how to master a skill you've only practiced in your mind. Forbes. pdf url

Photo: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford University

  • Collins N (15 Feb 2018) Mental rehearsal prepares our minds for realworld action. Stanford researchers. pdf url
  • Stacey K (24 Jan 2018) People with tetraplegia gain rapid use of brain-computer interface. Brown University News. pdf url
  • Palmer A (6 Jan 2018) The next frontier: When thoughts control machines. Economist. pdf url

  • Martin G (15 June 2017) Did something jostle my arm? My neurons need a moment. Stanford University / School of Engineering. pdf url

Photo: Sergey Stavisky / Stanford University

  • Wise C and Woodruff J (15 March 2017) Typing sentences simply by thinking is possible with new technology. PBS News Hour. Video: PBS News Hour, on YouTube, and in .mov

Judy Woodruff (PBS News Hour) and a Stanford BrainGate participant

  • Hickman K (21 February 2017) A three minute video overview by Stanford News Service on Pandarinath*, Nuyujukian* et al. (2017) eLife Video: below, on YouTube, and in .mp4

  • Goldman B (21 February 2017) Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis. Stanford Report / Stanford Medical Report. pdf url

Professors Jaimie Henderson and Krishna Shenoy (Photo: Paul Sakura / Stanford University)

  • Svoboda E (21 February 2017) Listening in on the brain: A 15-year odyssey. Stanford Report / Stanford Medical Report. pdf url

Professor Krishna Shenoy (Photo: Paul Sakura / Stanford University)

  • Makin S (21 February 2017) Brain–Computer Interface Allows Speediest Typing to Date -- A new interface system allowed three paralyzed individuals to type words up to four times faster than the speed that had been demonstrated in earlier studies. Scientific American. pdf url
  • Strickland E (21 February 2017) New record: paralyzed man uses brain implant to type eight words per minute. IEEE Spectrum. pdf url
  • Akst D (30 September 2016) Could we type just with brain waves? Wall Street Journal. pdf
  • Adams A (12 September 2016) Brain-sensing technology allows typing at 12 words per minute. Stanford Report. pdf
  • Platoni K (22 January 2016) A bright approach to brain implants. Wall Street Journal. pdf

  • Nov-Dec 2015 Mind 'reading': Brain-controlled prostheses get a boost. Stanford Magazine. pdf
  • Kresge N (Fall 2015) Problem solvers. HHMI Bulletin. 28:22-29. pdf

Portrait: Barry Falls / HHMI

  • Strickland E (28 September 2015) Neural implant enables paralyzed ALS patient to type six words per minute. IEEE Spectrum. pdf
  • Lewis T (28 September 2015) Two people with paralysis just controlled a computer cursor with their minds. Business Insider. pdf
  • Requarth T (10 September 2015) Thought-controlled technology improves thanks to motor cortex findings. Simons Foundation. pdf url
  • Abate T (3 August 2015) Stanford team's brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing. Stanford Report. pdf url

  • Ostrov B (23 June 2015) Research sheds light on how neurons control muscle movement. Stanford Medicine. pdf url

  • Keeley J (19 May 2015) HHMI selects 26 of the nation's top biomedical scientists. HHMI. pdf-1 pdf-2

Left to right: Mackenzie Mazariegos, Professor Krishna Shenoy, Eric Trautmann, Professor Stephen Ryu (Photo: Don Feria / HHMI)

Left to right: Professor Stephen Ryu, Eric Trautmann, Professor Krishna Shenoy, Mackenzie Mazariegos, Dan O'Shea (Photo: Don Feria / HHMI)

  • Abate T, Conger K (19 May 2015) Krishna Shenoy and Joanna Wysocka named HHMI Investigators. School of Engineering. pdf School of Medicine. pdf

Professor Krishna Shenoy (Photo: Craig Lee / Stanford University)

Left to right: Mackenzie Mazariegos, Dan O'Shea, Professor Krishna Shenoy, Eric Trautmann (Photo: Craig Lee / Stanford University)

  • Rae-Dupree J, Abate T (5 May 2015) Stanford engineers observe the moment when a mind is changed. Stanford School of Engineering. pdf

  • 29 August 2014 Sergey Stavisky receives "BRAIN Best Paper Award" (1st place) for his conference paper (pdf): Stavisky SD, Kao JC, Nuyujukian P, Ryu SI, Shenoy KV (2014) Hybrid decoding of both spike and low-frquency local field potentials for brain-machine interfaces. Proc. of the 36th Annual International Conference IEEE EMBS. Chicago, IL. 3041-3044. pdf

Professor Bruce Wheeler (IEEE EMBS President) congratulating Sergey D. Stavisky.

  • Abate T (5 February 2014) Stanford researchers discover how parts of the brain work together, or alone. Stanford School of Engineering. pdf

Dr. Matthew T. Kaufman. (Photo courtesy of M.T. Kaufman)

  • Abate T (28 January 2014) Stanford researchers reveal more about how our brains control our arms. Stanford Report. pdf
  • Abate T (24 January 2014) Researchers reveal more about how our brains control our arms. Stanford Medicine. pdf

K. Cora Ames. (Photo: T. Abate / Stanford University)

  • Hennessy J (Nov-Dec 2013) A Cauldron of Innovation. Stanford Magazine. pdf
  • Abate T (8 November 2013) Stanford researchers surprised to find how neural circuits zero in on the specific information needed for
    decisions. Stanford Report. pdf url
  • 2013 NSF-IGERT short video on neuroscience of reach planning and generation. Winning entry of the Public Choice and Community Choice awards. EM Trautmann, KC Ames, N Maheswaranathan, DJ O'Shea, SD Stavisky. video

NSF Video Pict

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award at the University of California at Irvine 42nd Annual Lauds and Laurels Awards ceremony(16 May 2013)

  • Miller G (27 February 2013) The wildly ambitious quest to build a mind-controlled exoskeleton by 2014. Wired. pdf url
  • Mitchell G (27 November 2012) Thought controlled cursors. BBC World Service -- "Click". url
  • Perlman D (26 November 2012) Stanford: Monkeys' thoughts moves cursor. San Francisco Chronicle. pdf url
  • Serveck K (18 November 2012) Stanford researchers advance the performance of thought-controlled computer cursors. Stanford Report. pdf url movie.avi

Left to right: Dr. Vikash Gilja, Professor Krishna Shenoy, and Paul Nuyujukian. (Photo: Joel Simon / Stanford University)

  • Johnson C (26 July 2012) Boston scientists alter behavior in monkeys using light. Boston Globe. url pdf
  • Hamilton J (19 July 2012) How you move your arm says something about who you are. National Public Radio (All Things Considered). url pdf transcript pdf audio mp3

Jamie Squire/Getty Images. Researchers studying brains want to know what's happening in an area called the premotor cortex — the place in the brain that gears up for something the body is about to do, like swimming. Above, Michael Phelps, dives off the starting blocks in the final heat of the Men's 400 meter individual medely during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials in Omaha, Neb., on June 25.

  • Columbia University Medical Center Newsroom (8 June 2012) Neural rhythms drive reahing movements. pdf and url
  • Myers A (6 June 2012) Stanford engineers discover neural rhythms drive physical movement. Stanford Report. pdf and url
  • Carr L (5 June 2012) The neural rhythms that drive your body. The Atlantic. pdf and url

  • Staff (3 June 2012) A different drummer: Engineers discover neural rhythms drive physical movement. Science Daily. pdf and url
  • Purdy MC (3 June 2012) Rhythmic firing of nerve cells involved in body's movements. Washington University in Saint Louis, Newsroom. pdf and url
  • Myers A (3 June 2012) A different drummer: Stanford engineers discover neural rhythms drive physical movement. Stanford University School of Engineering home page. pdf and url

Left to right: Assistant Professor John Cunningham, Professor Krishna Shenoy, and Assistant Professor Mark Churchland. Photo: Courtesy of John Cunningham.

  • Chorost M (30 March 2012) A true bionic limb remains far out of reach. Wired. pdf url
  • Lewis T (11 Nov 2011) Stanford joins BrainGate team developing brain-computer interface to aid people with paralysis. Stanford Medicine pdf and url

  • Myers A (15 Aug 2011) Blink of an eye: Stanford researchers are redefining how the brain plans movement. Stanford Report pdf
  • Gaidos S (2 July 2011) Mind-controlled. Science News. pdf

  • Schoonover CE, Rabinowitz A (17 May 2011) Conrol desk for the neural switchboard. New York Times. pdf
  • Platoni K (Nov 2010) New light on the brain. Stanford Magazine. pdf

  • Bergeron L (8 Nov 2010) Stanford scientists see the logic in the illogical behavior of neurons. Stanford Report. pdf

  • Staff (9 June 2010) Faculty honored for showing postdoctoral scholars the ropes. Stanford Report. pdf
  • Allday (10 May 2010) Stanford team seeks detours to fix brain damage. San Francisco Chronicle. pdf
  • Drummond K (10 May 2010) DARPA exploring implants to treat brain injuries. Wired. pdf
  • Buchen L (6 May 2010) Illuminating the brain. Nature. pdf
  • Orenstein D (4 May 2010) New Stanford-led program aims to produce insights into brain injury, recovery. Stanford Report. pdf
  • Leuty R (24 Sept 2009) UCSF, Stanford win NIH science stimulus awards. San Francisco Business Times. pdf
  • Richter R (23 Sept 2009) Stanford nabs 13 top NIH awards for high-stakes research. url pdf

Left to right: NIH Director Francis Collins, Associate Professor Krishna Shenoy.

  • Orenstein D (17 Jan 2007) On the golf tee or the pitcher's mound, brain dooms motion to inconsistency. Stanford Report. pdf
  • Swaminathan N (21 Dec 2006) Why you can't shoot the same foul shot twice. Scientific American. url
  • Health Section (21 Dec 2006) Tests reveal 'hit and miss' brain. BBC News. url
  • Lichtman F (21 Dec 2006) Would you have guessed... National Public Radio (Science Friday) news. url
  • New Scientist staff & AFB (21 Dec 2006) Practice may not make perfect after all. New Scientist. url
  • Hall J (21 Dec 2006) Why practice can't make perfect. Toronto Star. url
  • Warner J (21 Dec 2006) Brain wired for improv, not perfection. WebMD Medical News. url
  • HealthDay News (21 Dec 2006) Brain is not wired for consistency. Forbes. url
  • Bergeron L (26 July 2006) Study improves potential of using brainpower to move prostheses. Stanford Report. pdf
  • Bergeron L (26 July 2006) Stanford team advances performance of "brain-computer interface" for paralyzed patients. Stanford School of Engineering. url pdf

  • Pollack A (12 July 2006) Man uses chip to control robot with thoughts. New York Times. url
  • Palca J (14 July 2006) Small Movements: New devices help the paralyzed. National Public Radio, Talk of the Nation, Science Friday. url transcript pdf audio mp3
  • Science and Technology Section (13 July 2006) Converting thought into action. The Economist. url
  • Biever C (12 July 2006) Brain-implant enables mind over matter. New Scientist. url
  • Russell S (13 July 2006) Quadriplegic's mind able to control matter. San Francisco Chronicle. url
  • Lyons J (13 July 2006) Implants lets disabled man use his brain to do tasks. San Jose Mercury News. url
  • Singer E (13 July 2006) Brain chips give paralyzed patients new powers. MIT Technology Review. url
  • Vergano D (12 July 2006) Brain sensor helps people do tasks. USA Today. url
  • Morin H (15 July 2006) Un tétraplégique américain transmet ses pensées à un ordinateur. Le Monde. url
  • Johnson C (12 July 2006) 'Brain Machine' could help paralyzed. KGO-ABC-TV (San Francisco). url
  • Biello D (13 July 2006) Tiny chip converts parapelegic's thought into action. Scientific American. url
  • DeNoon DJ (12 July 2006) Moving things with mind power. CBS News. url
  • Reuters (12 July 2006) Paralyzed man masters thought control. MSNBC. url
  • HealthDay News (12 July 2006) Brain-computer link aids paralyzed patient. Forbes. url
  • O'Shaughnessy T (2005) Cool careers in engineering. Sally Ride Science publishing. (A book for middle school children, featuring twelve scientists: Sally Ride Science E-learning) Purchase at: Sally Ride Science Store Amazon

Photo: B.-N. N. Shenoy. Assistant Professor Krishna Shenoy with experimental instruments.

  • Bains S (2005) Mind over matter. IEE Review. pdf
  • Landhuis E (2004) "Mental agility" research could help paraplegics. San Jose Mercury News. url
  • Benson E (28 Nov 2001) Engineer studies advances in recovery of paralyzed patients. Stanford Report. url pdf

Photo: L. A. Cicero. Assistant Professor Krishna Shenoy inspects a lab space yet to be painted or furnished. The lab is being built for his research in neural prosthetics.