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

Medical Definition of neuroengineering

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


\ˌn(y)u̇r-(ˌ)ȯ-ˌen-jə-ˈnir\ play or

neural engineer


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