neuroengineering

noun

neu·​ro·​en·​gi·​neer·​ing ˌn(y)u̇r-(ˌ)ȯ-ˌen-jə-ˈnir-iŋ How to pronounce neuroengineering (audio)
variants or neural engineering
: 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)
neuroengineer noun
or neural engineer

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“Neuroengineering.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neuroengineering. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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