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neuorotechnolgy vcab pt.2

Terms

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motor
relating to the nerves that carry impulses to muscles in the body
philosophy
inqiry into thenature of things and phenomena based on logical reasoning and a synthesis of prior learning
nanotechnology
the science of creating molecular devices one atom at a time
health
the condition of optimal well-being
life expectancy
the statistical figure indicating te length of time in years that the average individual can be expected to live
neurotechnology
a term used to charaterize any form of technology that is capable of analyzing and influencing the nervous system, and particulary the brain.
hardware
computer equipment, including all physical components of a computer
neural network
a sophisticated computer system that tries to imitate the way the human brain works
motor cortex
the region of the brain that controls bodily movement
futuristic
having to do with conditions in the future
ethical
conforming of moral standards
infirm
weak or unstable, especially as a result of illness or old age
neuroethics
the ethics pertaining to neuroscience and neurotechnology
paralysis
loss of ability to move one or more body parts
motor neuroprosthetic device
an alternate term for a brain-computer interface
implant
an object or device that is inserted or embedded by surgical means.
parkinsons disease
a progressive disease that destroys brain cells and is identified by muscular tremors, slowing of movement, and partial facial paralysis
neuroscience
a term used to characterize any of the sciences that deal with the nervous system
ethics
the standards of conduct that moral individuals are expected to follow
neuron
the type of cell that utilizes electrical impulses to communicate messages from the brain to other parts of the body
mobility
the state of being mobile or able to move
epilepsy
any of the several meurological disorders that are characterized by sudden and recurring attacks of motor, sensory, or other malfunctions.

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