March 16, 2005 14:46 ET

Computing Reviews Publishes Hot Topic on Brain Machine Interfaces

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2005 -- Computing Reviews released "Brain Machine Interfaces: Mind over Matter" in its new Hot Topics section. This is the second essay to be published in Hot Topics, and marks Computing Reviews' expansion from publishing reviews of articles and books to creating an additional framework for reviewing topics.

Hot Topics are essays that focus on emergent areas of computer science, and are updated on a regular basis. Intended to track the latest developments, the format of Hot Topics mirrors the fast-changing world of computer science. The essays are written by leaders in their field, and include related resources, such as Web pages, articles, books, and conferences. Utilizing the flexibility of online publishing, Hot Topics allow readers to link to further information and easily expand their exploration.

The "Brain Machine Interfaces" Hot Topic looks at the emerging possibilities of connecting our brains to the physical world via a direct digital interface. While in the healthy human, the brain and body are in communication and coordinated, the loss of sensing abilities (deafness) or motor abilities (paralysis) necessitates the creation of a new channel that either sends messages from the brain to an engineered device, or supplies the brain with needed sensory information. "Professor Jose C. Principe of the University of Florida sets out the essential elements and prospects for further development in the fascinating arena of brain-machine interface," says Carol Hutchins, Editor-in-Chief of Computing Reviews.

To read "Brain Machine Interfaces," go to and click on Hot Topics in the top navigational bar.

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