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What are some of the problems with engineering a neural interface for complex brain-computer interaction?

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So I've been interested in this for a while, and I understand that it may be a century or longer before we've made any substantial progress in this field, but I read an article here: http://newatlas.com/darpa-neural-interface/41434/ that states that DARPA wants to create better neural implants.

 

Now, the main questions that I want to ask are, assuming that we can design implants which can link to enough neurons to establish a reasonable bidirectional flow of information between the brain and a piece of hardware and software designed to receive, translate and send signals to and from the brain,

 

Is there a particular part of the brain where an implant could be placed, so that it can communicate with all perceptual and logical circuits/systems within the brain?

 

how receptive would the brain be to received information, especially visual, auditory, logical and lingual information (could we link the brain to a calculator, or modeling software, or make the brain into a synth, using external hardware and software?)

 

what kind of hardware and software would we need to interface with the brain on a highly functional level?

 

what kind of cable would we need to use to transfer data between the brain and said software?

 

and how small and energy efficient could high end brain interface hardware be? (would it need fill a room, would it be the size of an average desktop, a smartphone? a chip embedded in the skull or brain?)

 

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Human would need first to figure out how brain is storing information, to be able to send data and read data directly from the brain.

 

ATM, humans are able to control devices using brain.

Electrodes are attached to skin on head, and software analyze brain activity to learn operations, during calibration.

f.e.

Lack/small activity of brain is operation 1.

Larger activity of brain is operation 2.

 

Search Google for "wearable neuroheadset".

 

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The binding problem of consciousness is certainly a major issue in implementing brain-computer interfaces. Then you need to understand the quantum effects (entanglement, coherence) driving interneuronal communication systems.

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Microtubules are not unique to brain cells. No good reason to think QM is involved with consciousness.

 

 

They are working on chips. It isn't easy to get a reading and not cause injury.

 

Practically speaking no different than controlling a limb and receiving sensation back. I think we will get there given enough time.

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So I've been interested in this for a while, and I understand that it may be a century or longer before we've made any substantial progress in this field, but I read an article here: http://newatlas.com/darpa-neural-interface/41434/ that states that DARPA wants to create better neural implants.

 

Now, the main questions that I want to ask are, assuming that we can design implants which can link to enough neurons to establish a reasonable bidirectional flow of information between the brain and a piece of hardware and software designed to receive, translate and send signals to and from the brain,

 

Is there a particular part of the brain where an implant could be placed, so that it can communicate with all perceptual and logical circuits/systems within the brain?

 

how receptive would the brain be to received information, especially visual, auditory, logical and lingual information (could we link the brain to a calculator, or modeling software, or make the brain into a synth, using external hardware and software?)

 

what kind of hardware and software would we need to interface with the brain on a highly functional level?

 

what kind of cable would we need to use to transfer data between the brain and said software?

 

and how small and energy efficient could high end brain interface hardware be? (would it need fill a room, would it be the size of an average desktop, a smartphone? a chip embedded in the skull or brain?)

 

1) Jac site would be the mid brain extending into the pineal gland.

 

2) You would need a plasma dip cupular, connected on a cellular level to the neurons with a quantum computer interface. And the software would have to relate to the full genome of an individuals DNA brain footprint. The lines of code could extend from each end of the universe.

 

3) Quantum Computer and DNA software.

 

4) Manufactured T-cell spinal cord with sheath (unknown)

 

5) Size of an almond.

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The binding problem of consciousness is certainly a major issue in implementing brain-computer interfaces. Then you need to understand the quantum effects (entanglement, coherence) driving interneuronal communication systems.

 

 

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