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Can two minds be linked together ?


Posted on Saturday, 6 April, 2013 | Comment icon 16 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Scientists have developed a mind control mechanism allowing a human to control a rat with thought alone.

Researchers were recently able to link together the brains of two rats to facilitate collaborative problem-solving, but until now such experiments have never been conducted on humans because they require invasive implants. Scientists at Harvard Medical School in Boston however have found a way around this problem by using a special electrode cap that can monitor a person's brain activity without the need for implants.

Through the mechanism a volunteer was able to make the tail of a rat move simply by willing it to happen in their mind. In the future such a system could be used to let two people collaborate on a complex problem or to help a paralyzed individual recover control of their arm by having someone else move it for them.

"Telepathic control of another person's body is a small step closer."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by highdesert50 on 6 April, 2013, 14:34
The human subjects were later found to have developed an insatiable appetite for cheese whereas the rats began walking on their two hind legs while seeking out early morning lattes. It is interesting to speculate how this type of experimentation could lead to altering innate behaviors and potentially even evolving species.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Sundew on 6 April, 2013, 15:21
They should have used Vulcan rats.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Murk on 6 April, 2013, 15:21
I need one of those devices right now to get my gf to go get me a beer from the fridge. I'm thinking very hard about it but she's not moving... :)
Comment icon #10 Posted by DieChecker on 6 April, 2013, 21:16
Shouldn't be long now and everyone will be online with just a wire poking out of their head. No keyboard, no mouse, just a wire into the brain.
Comment icon #11 Posted by kapow53 on 7 April, 2013, 0:23
Why can't science develop a reliable love potion?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Sundew on 7 April, 2013, 1:22
Do they have shock collars in England? JK!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Sundew on 7 April, 2013, 1:25
Comment icon #14 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 8 April, 2013, 20:14
yeah people two minds can be linked together but its not through mechanical and especially invasive procedures or implants through our heads and brains.i will tell you why.one especially it could be use as a mind control device without people knowing by the government and etc.two the natural way to do this is by telepathy!!!i personally do not like the idea of having invasive implants or devices in my head or any part of my body as a matter of and especially in my brain do i need to get into details why people.this has trouble written all over it
Comment icon #15 Posted by DieChecker on 8 April, 2013, 21:00
I don't think it would be so invasive. Today we can put an entire computer on one chip the size of your pinky fingers nail. The wiring could be done by nanites over a period of days or weeks and you'd probably never know it was happening. The technology does not exist today, but all the components do.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Zerocoder on 13 April, 2013, 11:20
a perfect work space a Genious controlling 5 Idiots without moving a finger hehe


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