A Brain-Recording Device that Melts into Place – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Scientists have developed a brain recording device that essentially melts into place, according to an NIH study.
Stewart: The point of the study was to design a flexible electrode array so that it would be possible to make the best electrical contact with brain tissue.
Narrator: Dr. Randall Stewart is with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He explains the electrode array was placed on a sheet of silk.
Stewart: After you put the electrode array in place then you can put a salt solution on, it dissolve the silk away. And then that allows good electrical contact of the electrodes that remain behind.
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