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In this study, we developed a BBI from the human brain to a rat implanted with microelectrodes (i.e., rat cyborg), which integrated electroencephalogram-based motor imagery and brain stimulation to realize human mind control of the rat’s continuous locomotion.
Control instructions were transferred from continuous motor imagery decoding results with the proposed control models and were wirelessly sent to the rat cyborg through brain micro-electrical stimulation.
The results showed that rat cyborgs could be smoothly and successfully navigated by the human mind to complete a navigation task in a complex maze.
Unbelievably, when the human 'manipulator' thought about moving their left arm, the rat turned left. The same with the right arm.
Blinking sent signals to the rat to move forward and after continuous research with six 'cyborg rats' the scientists were able to direct the rodents through incredibly complex mazes.
Movement-related thoughts in the mind of the manipulator sent signals to the computer, which then translated those signals into instructions and sent them to the brain of the rat.
originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: vinifalou
It could take service animals to the next level. Imagine how much help a mind controlled chimp could be to a paralyzed human.