Scientists Connect a Human Brain and ‘Rat Cyborg’ Brain Together

February 6, 2019

(CNET) – A Chinese research team has developed the ability to mind control a rodent, building a wireless brain-to-brain system that enables a human to move the “rat cyborg” through a maze. The research, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports on Feb. 4, details a brain-to-brain interface (BBI) that connects a human brain to a computer, which then decodes and stimulates the rat brain to move. The researchers detail their methodology in a delightful section of the published paper called “rat cyborg preparation”, explaining how they implanted electrodes in two sections of the rat brain.

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