connected directly to the nervous system; relating to or designating an interface between an electronic device and the nervous system
Originally used in science fiction, but now in use as an actual scientific term.
I expected the laboratory, enormously braced, enmeshed with catwalks and, sparkling far across the room, the bright neural webbing that meant the dangerous man-machine was in the making.]
Time Axis in Startling Stories Jan. 61/2
The flat, brown, soft-shelled…bodies of the two Bjantas were being drawn in through one of the Viper’s locks and deposited gently in a preservative tank…. Most of the bunched neural extensions that made them a unit with the mechanisms of their detachable space-shells had been sheared off, of course.
Space Fear in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 11/1
The countless neural extensions that connected it now with the raft came free in a succession of sucking, tearing sounds.
Grandpa in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 127/2
The ones who have roles always require surgical adaptation, electrode implanting, cybernetic neural grafting.
And Strange at Ecbatan i. x. 61
Tapped into channels through a direct neural link and wrist servos, she scarcely moved.
Heart of Comet (1987) i. 10
A neuropad at the top of each leg matched up to a neuropad on the body, and when the animal entered its exoskeleton, it simply reestablished neural contact.
Raising the Stones i. iv. 108
He ordered his neural nanonics to open a fresh memory cell, and stored the pair of them in a visual file.
Escape Route in Interzone 36/2
Crew’s got the sort of money for neural backup?
Twelve & Tag in Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 46
James H. Schmitz, in Astounding
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