Brain-computer interfacing

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The Brain-computer interfacing learning journey encourages learners to consider the development and operation of artificial prostheses that employ brain-computer interfacing.

Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) often aim to repair, assist or augment impaired body functions (eg cognitive or sensory-motor functions).

This learning journey gives learners opportunities to engage with case studies and carry out research into brain-computer interfacing, including the ethical implications of such developments.

The journey has a sciences focus and is aimed at Fourth Level. Opportunities to develop literacy skills are also illustrated.

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Experiences and outcomes explored

Sciences > Biological systems > Body systems and cells > SCN 4-12a
I can explain how biological actions which take place in response to external and internal changes work to maintain stable body conditions.

Sciences > Topical science > Topical science > 20r1 > SCN 4-20a
I have researched new developments in science and can explain how their current or future applications might impact on modern life.

Technologies > Technological developments in society > 01r2 > TCH 4-01b
Having investigated a current trend of technological advance in Scotland or beyond, I can debate the short- and long-term possibilities of the technological development becoming a reality.

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