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John Donoghue

Brain Computer Interface, Braingate


Doctor John Donoghue is a professor of engineering and neuroscience at Brown University, who has invented a brain computer interface machine, called the BrainGate, that allows patients to use their thought to move objects.

Doctor John Donoghue is currently the Henry Merritt Wriston Professor at Brown University. Since 1991, Dr. Donoghue has been Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience and since 1998 he has served as Executive Director of the Brain Science Program at Brown University.

John Donoghue has performed over 20 years of research on brain computer interfaces and his laboratory is internationally recognized as a leader in this field. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Health ("NIH"), the National Science Foundation ("NSF"), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ("DARPA"), as well as private foundations.

Johm Donoghue has over 50 publications, including in top journals such as Nature, Science and the Journal of Neuroscience and he has served on many external advisory panels, including those for the NIH's Neurology and Mental Health institutes and the space medicine panel of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA").

John Donoghue received an A.B. from Boston University in 1971, an M.S. in Anatomy from the University of Vermont in 1976 and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brown University in 1979. Dr. Donoghue co-founded Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems in 2001.

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