BCI lets completely “locked-in” man communicate with his son, ask for a beer

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Well by god, get this man his son and a beer and a beer for his son!


This is such a sweet story, and it gives people who are losing the ability to speak more agency. Being able to ask for simple requests can really brighten someone’s day.


As a reptile nerd, I was really confused by how a Boa Constrictor Imperator was allowing people to communicate. They’re cool snakes and all, but they’re still pretty dumb. …and then I realized I was the dumb one all along. I need more caffeine in my life right now.


Fascinating! Just one question: ALS is progressive so as the neurons die won’t the ‘reader’ have to be moved incrementally to healthy sections of the brain to continue working?


Science, bitch!