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Scientists create speech from brain signals

The new system deciphers the brain's motor commands, guiding vocal movement during speech

Scientists create speech from brain signals
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Benedict Carey | NYT
In my head, I churn over every sentence ten times, delete a word, add an adjective, and learn my text by heart, paragraph by paragraph,” wrote Jean-Dominique Bauby in his memoir, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” In the book,  Bauby, a journalist and editor, recalled his life before and after a paralysing stroke that left him virtually unable to move a muscle; he tapped out the book letter by letter, by blinking an eyelid.

Thousands of people are reduced to similarly painstaking means of communication as a result of injuries suffered in accidents or combat, of strokes, or

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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 12:27 AM IST

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