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Monkey's brain controls a sedated 'avatar'


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#1    seeder

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:15 PM

Oh boy - Avatar the movie just took a step closer to being real...

Master monkey's brain controls sedated 'avatar'

The brain of one monkey has been used to control the movements of another, "avatar", monkey, US scientists report.

Brain scans read the master monkey's mind and were used to electrically stimulate the avatar's spinal cord, resulting in controlled movement.

The team hope the method can be refined to allow paralysed people to regain control of their own body.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-26224813

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:48 PM

That's cool and freaky.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:11 PM

View PostParanomaly, on 20 February 2014 - 12:48 PM, said:

That's cool and freaky.

Its bizarre isnt it?  For sure the future will be a very strange place with all the technological progress we are making

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:36 PM

I can't even read this. This is just wrong on every level.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:32 PM

science is what science does

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:52 PM

have they anytin else better to do


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:04 AM

Ohhhh way cool!!!!

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:10 AM

View PostScrunchkruckets, on 25 February 2014 - 09:52 PM, said:

have they anytin else better to do


You feel helping crippled people walk again is a waste of time? I'd beg to differ.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:01 AM

View Postpsyche101, on 26 February 2014 - 04:10 AM, said:

You feel helping crippled people walk again is a waste of time? I'd beg to differ.

More importantly, robot bodies w/ lasers

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