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 Brain electrodes help patients play video games in UW study

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Date posted: 07/12/2004

With electrodes implanted directly in their brains, two Madison patients were able to control a computer cursor and play a video game just by thinking.

Hardly news, you would think. There has been a lot of this over the last year. Now think that sentence through again. A LOT of Neuroprosthetic work reaching breakthrough in just the past year.

last month, University of Wisconsin-Madison doctors removed a portion of the skulls of two patients and implanted electrodes on the surfaces of their brains.

"It was like a battle between the computer and my inner computer," said Chandra Malmquist, 36, of Stoughton, one of two patients. "There were times when we were done for the day and I said, 'No, I want to keep doing this.' "

"The most effective way was for me to scrunch my body really tight and (think) about yelling," she said. "Each day I got better."

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