Skip to content Skip to navigation



New tools to probe and connect with our minds

The human brain has 100 billion nerve cells and trillions of connections between them. Understanding the workings of such a complex and dynamic organ requires new tools and technologies. Materials scientists are developing probes to form gentle but sensitive and reliable interfaces to stimulate and record signals from thousands of individual neurons at once. Our engineers are developing ways to manipulate neural circuits with electricity, light, ultrasound and magnetic fields, and others are listening to the brain, interpreting the language of neural signals and using that language to drive robotic arms or to type on a computer. New tools will enable as yet unimagined discoveries and will allow us to repair and even to augment the human brain. 

Our NeuroEngineering Projects

News - Mar 9 2023
From Our Neurons to Yours
News - Jan 27 2023
Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Funded Research - Postdoctoral Fellowship
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are systems that enable using neural activity to control and interact with external devices. For people who lose the ability to move or speak due to injury or disease, BCIs provide a potential avenue to restore this loss of function.
Funded Research - Postdoctoral Fellowship
Millions of people are blind, yet we still don’t have the technology to satisfactorily restore vision. I aim to create a prosthetic device to do so. This device can be implanted in the eyes of a blind patient, resting on a tissue layer called the retina.
News - Aug 24 2022
Chemical & Engineering News