Cognivia is currently conducting research into faTMS (focal assisted Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) with the aim of achieving significant improvements in cognitive function in specified areas over a tightly controlled period of time.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation works by pulsing strong magnetic fields over selected regions of the brain. The first attempts at using TMS to facilitate cognition nearly two decades ago were imprecise and difficult to reproduce. Today, by combining fTNI (functional terahertz nanoscale imaging), cortex-keyed labelled effector molecules and highly powerful superconducting magnets, we are investigating how we can stimulate or inhibit multiple regions of the brain simultaneously and in real time.
This project is being conducted in collaboration with the Academy Neuroscience Group.
Continued advances in computing power and nanotechnology (specifically, the engineering of highly sensitive molecular electrodes) have resulted in unprecedented levels of accuracy in real-time recording of multiple neural circuits and thousands of individual neurones. When combined with a recently developed power source that can exploit the body's own stores of ATP and high speed wireless transmission, the prospect of cerebral prostheses is rapidly becoming a reality.
We believe that implanting these devices in damaged or poorly functioning areas of the brain may allow the enhancement or restoration of affected cognitive abilities. The technology we are developing in cerebral prostheses has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people.
We understand that our special projects may seem highly advanced and that some have issues with the direction in which our research is proceeding. In order to reassure the public, all of our special projects are monitored by an oversight committee comprised of specialists from the Academy, University and City Council.
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