The Center for Neural Communication Technology (CNCT) stands at the crossroads where biomedical engineering and neuroscience meet and looks to a future when technology will interface with the brain, creating opportunities for scientific discovery and ushering in revolutionary treatments, therapies, and neural repair.
The mission of the CNCT is to develop, test and provide microscale implantable devices to serve as long-term, high-fidelity interfaces to the nervous system. The mission is accomplished by meeting our four central objectives:
- Develop microscale neural probes, treatments, and methodologies for longterm, multichannel electrical and chemical neural interfaces with targeted areas of the brain.
- Integrate these components into implantable devices and characterize their long-term biocompatibility and
performance in diverse experimental applications.
- provide service and training to Center participants that will enable them to fully understand and use the Center’s devices and methodologies in their research.
- Disseminate research and technology outcomes to Center participants, the neuroscience and neural engineering communities, and the broader national research community