Translating brain signals to speech could help patients who lose their voice
Brain signals translated directly to speech - interesting science news

Speech is a major evolutionary advancement for us and it helps us connect with family and friends. Hence losing speech has devastating consequences on our social and psychological well being.

Now neuroengineers have created a system, which translates our thoughts into intelligent speech, which is easily recognizable. This technology uses a vocoder, which is a computer algorithm that can synthesize speech after being trained on the voice recordings of people talking.

The scientists worked with epilepsy patients who underwent brain surgery and used their brain signals generated after listening to sounds. These brain signals were then used to trained neural networks which mimic the biological brain.

Read the full story: The Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University
Scientific publication: Scientific Reports