neuroengineering

noun
neu·ro·en·gi·neer·ing | \ˌn(y)u̇r-(ˌ)ȯ-ˌen-jə-ˈnir-iŋ \
variants: or neural engineering

Medical Definition of neuroengineering 

: the application of engineering principles and techniques to the field of neuroscience especially to study, restore, or enhance nervous system function

Note: The focus of neuroengineering includes neuroimaging, creation of neural tissue, establishment of direct pathways between the brain and a computer, and use of implantable devices to restore sensory, motor, or cognitive function.

Among his other breakthroughs in neuroengineering is a robotic arm that can be controlled with signals from the brain just as the body operates. — Sarah Avery, The Herald (Rock Hill, South Carolina), 22 Mar. 2009

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