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Neurotechnology is the set of tools that analyze and influence the human nervous system, especially the brain.


The definitions used worldwide by leading researchers, governments, and journals include:

  • "Neurotechnology is any technology that makes it possible to manipulate the brain." -The Economist, May 23rd, 2002
  • "On the leading edge of neurotechnology is psychopharmacology." -Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine, 2000
  • "Hardware, software, and wetware that would be used to study the brain or behavior in basic or clinical research." -DHHS, 2001
  • "Neurotechnology is how information technology and biotechnology affect the brain." -Baroness Susan Greenfield, UK, 2002

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