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Neurotechnology is the set of tools that influence the human central nervous system, especially the brain, to achieve a desired effect.  The Economist defines neurotechnology as any "technology that makes it possible to manipulate the brain."

Instruments and techniques that are used to in developing neurotechnology include -- brain imaging systems (fMRI, PET, EEG), biochips (DNA microarrays, protein chips, RNA chips), genetic engineering techniques, cellular implantation, electronic stimulation

Products of neurotechnology include -- pharmaceuticals (psychopharmaceuticals), psychological conditioning, neurofeedback, magnetic stimulation

Technological trends making neurotechnology possible -- nanotechnology, information technology, biotechnology, neuroscience



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