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1. Subject: your paper titled “New perspectives on the dialogue between brains and machines” From: Rostyslav SKLYAR, Dr.Ing. ( Date: June 10, 2010 To: Prof. Ferdinando (Sandro) Mussa-Ivaldi ( Copy: Dr. Antonio Novellino ( Copy: Prof. Steve M. Potter ( Dear Prof. Mussa-Ivaldi, Having read your paper titled “New perspectives on the dialogue between brains and machines” (Frontiers in Neuroscience, May 2010, Volume 4), I discovered that the described “bidirectional interfaces, which operate in two ways by translating neural signals into input commands for the device and the output of the device into neural stimuli” are based on the known principle which has been developed by me during several years: Sklyar R., "An EM Transistor Based Brain-Processor Interface", in: Nanotech 2009 vol. 2, Nanotechnology









Composites, chapt. 3: Nano Medicine, May 3-7, 2009, in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., pp. 131 -134, ; Sklyar R., "CNT and Organic FETs Based Two-Way Transducing of the Neurosignals", in: Nanotech 2008 vol. 2, Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine, and Bio Materials, Nano Science & Technology Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA, CRC Press, vol. 2, chapt. 6: Nano Medicine




475-478, ; Sklyar R., “Two-way Interface for Directing the Biological Signals”, European Cells and Materials,







37, ;

Sklyar R., "Sensors with a Bioelectronic Connection", IEEE Sensors Journal (Special Issue), vol. 7, iss. 5, 2007, pp. 835-841; Sklyar R., “A SuFET Based Either Implantable or Non-Invasive (Bio)Transducer of Nerve Impulses”, 13th International Symposium on Measurement and Control in RoboticsToward Advanced Robots: Design, Sensors, Control and Applications - ISMCR'03, Madrid, Spain, Dec. 11-12, 2003, Inst. de Automatica Industrial, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, pp. 121-126. Especially functioning of “dynamical behavior of a neural system engaged in a two-way interaction with an external device” and a left side of Figure 1 are copied directly from my papers. That is why I do consider this incident as an extremely impudent attempt to assume my

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