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Neural Prosthetics: Neuroscientific and Philosophical Aspects of Changing the Brain

Walter Glannon


Neural prosthetics (neuroprostheses, neural prostheses) are devices or systems that influence the input and output of information in the brain. They modulate, bypass, supplement, or replace regions of the brain and its connections to the body that are damaged, dysfunctional, or lost from brain injury, congenital conditions, limb loss, or neurodegenerative disease. Neural prosthetics can generate, improve, or restore sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. Some prosthetics are implanted in the brain. Others are connected to it in brain–computer interfacing. This book describes auditory and vis ... More

Keywords: auditory prosthetics, brain–computer interfaces, brain–mind relation, brain-to-brain interfaces, deep brain stimulation, memory prosthetics, mental causation, sensorimotor functions, shared control, visual prosthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198813910
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198813910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter Glannon, author
Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, University of Calgary