How a new technique turns brain signals into synthetic speech

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Implanted electrodes

identify relevant neural signals from brain activity

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Signals are decoded into estimated movements of lips, tongue, larynx and jaw

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The estimated movements are then transformed into synthetic speech

Acoustic waveform for

‘paintings’

Acoustic waveform for

‘paintings’

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Implanted electrodes

identify relevant neural signals from brain activity

Signals are decoded into estimated movements of lips, tongue, larynx and jaw

The estimated movements are then transformed into synthetic speech