Brown researcher wins $1.5M grant to study brain signals controlling movement

PROVIDENCE — Brown University researcher Carlos Vargas-Irwin has won a $1.5 million New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program to use cameras and brain electrode implants to decipher how thought controls movement in rhesus macaques. The five-year study will help fine tune control of prostheses and provide scientists better insight into how people’s…

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