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First ever brain-to-brain interface created

Posted on Friday, 1 March, 2013 | Comment icon 26 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Scientists have linked the brains of two rats so that they can communicate via an electronic link.

The direct brain link was devised by Professor Miguel Nicolelis and his team at Duke University Medical Center. Wired brain implants in each of the rats enabled sensory and motor signals to be communicated directly from one animal to the other, a form of technological telepathy. The link was tested through a series of experiments in which one rat received signals explaining how to solve a simple puzzle from the second rat it was connected to.

"Until recently we used to record this brain activity and send it to a computer... and the [computer] tells us what the animal is going to do," said Prof Nicolelis. "So we reasoned, if we can do that with a computer, could another brain do that?"

"Scientists have connected the brains of lab rats, allowing one to communicate directly to another via cables."

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Comment icon #17 Posted by nohands on 2 March, 2013, 14:10
wow nice
Comment icon #18 Posted by Frank Merton on 2 March, 2013, 14:22
Pause a moment to ponder, we really are utterly alone in our existence. Our connections with other people are like ships passing in the night exchanging navigation signals. We really are not able to share ourselves with others; even those closest to ourselves, and we all have a private little life that we don't share at all. Language is about all we have, and it is so imperfect and ambiguous and inadequate. Even those I know who share more than one language with me are only thereby able to improve communication in small ways.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Chooky88 on 2 March, 2013, 16:01
WHY are they doing this? I don't like the future implications at all :-(
Comment icon #20 Posted by Ad hoc on 3 March, 2013, 0:35
amazing. yeah, the borg was always us. But the borg, being an antagonist in a story, are the most negative representation of what that type of existence could be. Whatever the case, I can't see the human race not developing some sort of telepathic communication at some point. It also seems to me probably necessary to any kind of deliberate evolution we're going to make. I want an interface that allows me to create music with my mind by picking up on my auditory areas! because, when I imagine sounds, it's pretty realistic... much better than visual imagination. and then it's hours of wrestling ... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Sundew on 3 March, 2013, 3:39
Remember Jurassic Park: Dr. Ian Malcolm ( Jeff Goldblum ): "Yeah but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could they didn't stop to think if they should." Also you never know where things may lead: 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17
Comment icon #22 Posted by Jinxdom on 3 March, 2013, 5:34
I read somehwere that grey aliens had a collective, hive mind. Well, the borg do too though. Also, what exactly would happen if you connected the minds of 100 idiots? I don't think that's such a great idea... Although, it could be done for slapstick purposes. You could be Yuri from C&C red alert. Would make voting for a new president a lot easier. Hey who should be the new president searches everybody's minds,, ok that guy.
Comment icon #23 Posted by FlyingAngel on 3 March, 2013, 11:51
Students would be very happy about this in exams period.
Comment icon #24 Posted by crystal sage on 4 March, 2013, 14:30
This one is a little more amazing.,. Temporary tattoos could make electronic telepathy and telekinesis possibleTemporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use. http://io9.com/5985558/temporary-tattoos-could-make-electronic-telepathy-and-telekinesis-possible
Comment icon #25 Posted by andy hair candy on 8 March, 2013, 19:17
It would be usefull in the millitary
Comment icon #26 Posted by Mikko-kun on 9 March, 2013, 6:53
You can put a bullet in me before that cable.


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