Home » Topics » cochlear implants

New generation of ‘bionic ears’ restore hearing to profoundly deaf people

By Nicola Davis Sitting at the kitchen table rolling a ball of Play-Doh, Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver’s head something extraordinary is happening. Currents…

Scientists create cyborg rat with artificial cerebellum

Researchers at the Tel Aviv University in Israel successfully wired a functional computer chip to a rat’s brain. Matti Mintz and his colleagues have built an artificial cerebellum that can restore some motor functions in rats with brain damage. The cerebellum is an area of the brain responsible for learning…