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World record. Elon Musk's competitors placed an incredible 4,000 electrodes in the human brain

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun2,2024

World record. Competitors of Elon Musk placed an incredible 4 thousand electrodes in the human brain

Precision Neuroscience, which works on the “brain-computer” interface. is now the world record holder for the number of electrodes installed in the human brain.

The Precision Implant, Layer 7 Cortical Interface, is a thin-film microelectrode array containing 1,024 miniature electrodes placed in a space of approximately 1.6 square centimeters. It is located on the surface of the cerebral cortex, displaying high-resolution electrical activity.

In a recent operation, the team placed four Precision arrays on the surface of the patient's brain, covering an area of ​​approximately 8 square centimeters with electrodes. Therefore, the total number of electrodes reached 4096. This is much more than the previous record set in 2023, when 2048 electrodes were used in the human brain. brain-computer“ Precision was designed to scale, meaning we can continue to add electrodes to the surface of the brain without damaging tissue. This record is a significant step towards a new era. The ability to capture cortical information on this scale could allow us to understand the brain much more deeply.», — says Benjamin Rapoport, MD, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Precision.

Recall that Precision was founded in 2021. For three years, the company developed and tested its device and acquired its own enterprise for commercial production. Precision is currently testing its implant on patients in the USA. The company plans to release its first commercial product next year.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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