In 2008, UCI cognitive science professors Mike D’Zmura, Ramesh Srinivasan, Gregory Hickok and Kourosh Saberi were awarded $4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program to develop a communication system that would use thought rather than voice to communicate. Working with researchers Richard Stern and Vijayakumar Bhagavatula from Carnegie Mellon University and David Poeppel from the University of Maryland, that system is becoming closer to a reality.  For an update on their progress, check out the April issue of Discover Magazine and their feature story, “Silent Warrior” (subscription required for viewing; full story available in print on newsstands).

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