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Andersen R.A.  2019. "The intention machine" , Scientific American, Vol 320, Issue 4,  25-29. <Journal Cover>  <Link to the journal issue> 

Caltech News: How the Brain Learns New Skills <Link to the page>


Caltech News: Scientists Uncover Why You Can't Decide What to Order for Lunch <Link to the page> 

Andersen R.A. 2018. "Abren puerta a la movilidad", Interview to Reforma, June 4, 2018. <PDF version>

Caltech News: Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation Again <Link to the page>

Fortune: A Paralyzed Man Can Feel Natural Sensations Again in a Scientific First. April 12, 2018 <Link to the page>

Newsweek: Paralyzed Man Feels Again After Scientists Stimulate His Brain With Electrodes. April 10, 2018 <Link to the page>


Caltech News: Neurons Encoding Familiarity and Novelty. <Link to the page>

Caltech News: A Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton <Link to the page>

UCI heads $8 million NSF-funded project to develop brain-computer interface. <Link to the page>

Caltech News: Conte Center Poised for Next Chapter in Decision-Making Research <Link to the page>

Caltech News: The Neural Codes for Body Movements <Link to the page>

Caltech Magazine: Inside Look: the Chen Institute at Caltech <Link to the page>

Nancy Smith's Story Tribute to Courage Gala 2017   <Link to the movie>

Research Team Story Tribute to Courage Gala 2017  <Link to the movie>


Rosanna Xia. December 6, 2016. How a mind-controlled robotic arm paved the way for Caltech's new neuroscience institute. LA Times. <Link to the page>

A Feeling Touch. (2016) Caltech, Engeneering & Science. <Link to the page> 

Melding Mind And Machine. Brain Initiative. Aug 2016. <Link to the page>

Nikkei Business, July 11, 2016 (in Japanese) <Link to the page>


BBC. The Immortalist. (2015) <Link to the movie segment> 

Lab in the Caltech Annual Report (2015) <Link to the page>

15 for 2015: The Year in Research News at Caltech. <Link to the page>

Lacy Schley. Discover. The Year in Science. 100 Top stories of 2015. January/February 2016. <Link to article>

Deborah Williams-Hedges. "Neurons encoding hand shapes identified in human brains". Nov 2015. <PDF version>

Kate Baggaley. "Rocks, Paper or Scissors? Electrodes Implanted in the Brain Can Read Which Hand Signs You Intend to Make".Nov 2015. NeuroNews. <PDF version>

Robert Lee Hotz. "Neural Implants Let Paralyzed Man Take a Drink." The Wall Street Journal. May 21 2015. <Link to article>

Maggie Fox. "Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Gives New Freedom to Paralyzed Man." NBC News. May 21 2015. <Link to article>

Sydney Lupkin. "Paralyzed Man Drinks Beer by Moving Robotic Arm With His Mind." ABC News. May 21 2015. <Link to article>

Elaine Quijano. “Life-changing tech helps paralyzed patient move robotic arm.” CBS News. May 22, 2015. <Link to article>

"Paralyzed Man Uses His Thoughts to Control a Robotic Arm." CBS News. May 21 2015. <Link to article>

Deborah Netburn. "Watch: Man controls a robotic arm with his thoughts." Los Angeles Times. <Link to article>

Slivia Nittoli. "Paralizzato, muove braccio meccanico con la forza del pensiero." Rep TV Italia. June 10, 2015. <Link to article>

Sindya Bhanoo. "A New Approach for Moving Robotic Arms With the Brain." The New York Times. May 21 2015. <Link to article>

Amy Norton. "Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms." US News & World Report. May 21 2015. <Link to article>

Rachel Feltman. "After years of paralysis, a man drinks a beer with the help of a mind-reading robot." The Washington Post. May 21 2015. <Link to article>

Zen Vuong. "Paralyzed man uses his mind to control robotic arm through neuroprosthetics." Pasadena Star News. May 21, 2015. <Link to article> 

Helen Thomson. "Brain implant allows paralysed man to sip a beer at his own pace. New Scientist. May 21, 2015. <Link to article>

Emiko Jozuka. "The Paralysed Man Who Can Control a Robotic Arm With His Thoughts." Motherboard. June 12, 2015. <Link to article>


Sara Reardon. "Regulators assess brain-linked devices; Food and Drug Administration homes in on neural implants." Nature. Vol 515, November 27 2014. <PDF version>

Vincent D Costa & Bruno B Averbeck. "Looking into the future: Eye tracking experiments show that neurons respond rapidly to eye movements, allowing our view of the world to remain stable." eLife. eLife 2014;3:e03146. <PDF version>


Kwok, Roberta. "Once more, with feeling: Prosthetic arms are getting ever more sophisticated. Now they just need a sense of touch." Nature. Vol 497, May 9 2013. <PDF version>

Andersen, Richard. "Human Prosthetics for Paralysis: Richard Andersen at TEDxCaltech " , February 22 2013

Stix, Gary. "Action Plan: Making Brain-Contorled Prosthetics That Can Open a Clothespin" Scientific American. January 23 2013. <PDF version>>


Mertz, Leslie. "Answering the big questions in neuroscience" IEEE PULSE. January/February 2012, Volume 3, Number 1. <PDF version>>

Neith, Katie. "Connecting the Dots" Engineering & Sciences. Volume LXXIV, Number 4, Winter 2012. <PDF version>>


Building Better Brains: Neural Prosthetics and Beyond--eBriefing from the New York Academy of Sciences. January 27, 2011. <link>


Dye, Lee. "Does Thinking Positive Really Help ?"ABC News. August 25,2010. <PDF version>>


Brown, Alan. "Putting Thoughts into Action ". Scientific American Mind. Nov 2008. pp 50-58. <PDF version>

Stix, Gary. "Jacking into the Brain". Scientific American. Nov 2008. pp 56-61. <PDF version>

Baker, Sherry. "Rise of the cyborgs". Discover. Oct 2008. Anniversary Issue. pp 50-57. <PDF version>

Hotz, Robert L."Get Out of Your Own Way".The Wall Street Journal online June 27, 2008. <PDF version>

Dye, Lee. "Why Even Great Batters Strike Out".ABC News June 25,2008. <PDF version>>


Kleeman, Elise. "Caltech study could help disabled".Pasadena Star. October 21, 2007. <PDF version>


Graham-Rowe, Duncan. "Artificial limbs wired direct to the brain".New Scientist. October 13, 2006. <PDF version>

"Reaching for the next generation of prosthetic arms".New Scientist. May 26, 2006. <PDF version>


Lovgren, Stefan. "Thought-Controlled Machines May Be One Step Closer". National Geographic News. April 12 2005.

Horgan, John. "Brain". Discover. Oct 2005. 26:10:36-37. <PDF version>

Brains, Sunny. "Moving things with our minds is now becoming possible thanks to neuroscience and some good engineering — but more remains to be done". IEE Review. Feb 2005. pp 36-38. <PDF version>

Kelley, Jack. "29:Monkeys, Humans Get Brain-Driven Prostheses". From: 100 Top Science Stories of 2004, Discover. Jan 2005. 26:01:45. <PDF version>


Graham-Rowe, Duncan. "Moving Brain Implant Seeks Out Signals". New Scientist. 10 Nov 2004. 19 Nov 2004. <>. <PDF version>

Silverstein, Stuart. "Teamwork, Not Rivalry, Marks New Era in Research", Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles edtn., 3 Nov 2004. California:B1, <PDF version>

Highfield, Roger. "Will 'Telekinesis' Help People With Brain Damage?", The Sunday Telegraph, 15 Aug 2004, 2253:31. <PDF version>

NPR News Talk of the Nation, Science Friday Interview
July 2004

Wickelgren, Ingrid. "Monkey See, Monkey Think About Doing", Science, 9 Jul 2004, 305:162. <PDF version>

Walton, Marsha. "Research points to link between thinking, doing", CNN, 9 Jul 2004. <PDF version>

Begley, Sharon. "Prosthetics Operated by Brain Activity Move a Step Closer to Reality", The Wall Street Journal, 9 Jul 2004, Marketplace:B1. <PDF version>


Fountain, Henry. "Monkey See, Monkey Do: Brain's Path From Sight to Action", The New York Times, 13 Jul 1999, Science:D5. <PDF version>

Barinaga, Marcia. "The Mapmaking Mind", Science, 9 Jul 1999, 285:189. <PDF version>


Montgomery, John. "Imagined Movements May Give People a Leg Up on Actions", The Washington Post, 30 Mar 1998, Science:A3. <PDF version>


Shadlen, Michael. "Look but don't touch, or vice versa", Nature, 13 Mar 1997, 386:122. <PDF version>


Barinaga, Marcia. "Researchers Find Neurons That May Help Us Navigate", Science, 13 September 1996, 273:1489-1490. <PDF version>