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Brain control-Monkey

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posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:23 PM
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In a ground-breaking 5 year experiment, scientists hook up a robotic arm controlled by a computer game to a monkey's brain. In training the monkey to move the arm by 'playing' the game with a joystick. Researchers wanted to learn more about the output of the brain and the individual brain-cell signals. However the monkey was about to do something that would make history and change the lives of those involved.



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posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:38 PM
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that is one of the coolest things i have seen in years
the monkey outsmarted the machine



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:43 PM
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If you thought that was fascinating, check this out:

Robot Driven by Moth's Brain Makes It's Debut



posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 10:37 AM
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In a ground-breaking 5 year experiment, scientists hook up a robotic arm controlled by a computer game to a monkey's brain



and the first thing he does is scratch his butt.

sorry i couldnt resist



posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 04:07 AM
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amazing! I love it when things that were previously only thought of as science fiction become reality. imagine the human applications, such as prosthetic limbs.



posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 05:33 AM
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Yeah great....
Now we all know that, the scientist can stick those electodes in his own brains and leave the monkey where it should be: in the jungle with his familie doing monkey stuff.



posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 01:46 AM
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you like that?


The moth was interesting but this takes the cake. Right now they are still a long way off from really developing its potential.. I mean the monkey is just playing a super simple video game. But notice no outcry over the moth.. Sounds like the monkey thing was getting pretty controversial. Adapting that stuff to humans would no doubt run into serious bioethics roadblocks.



posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 01:54 AM
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Originally posted by Scramjet76
Adapting that stuff to humans would no doubt run into serious bioethics roadblocks.


Have you played the game called Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri? There was this technology in the game -- Mind Machine Interface -- that they applied to the military. They hooked up helicopter pilots straight to their rigs. Allowed for fantastic manoeuvring. Caused a furore in the population, but it was a cool tech nonetheless.

    The Warrior's bland acronym, MMI, obscures the true horror of this monstrosity. Its inventors promise a new era of genius, but meanwhile unscrupulous power brokers use its forcible installation to violate the sanctity of unwilling human minds. They are creating their own private army of demons.

    Commissioner Pravin Lal
    "Report on Human Rights"


I imagine the situation will be similar, as is it's application. Science fiction eventually becomes science fact.



posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 02:12 AM
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No I haven't played that game but it sounds cool. Hey as long as the minds are willing why not? The forcing part is the human rights violation in my mind.



Science fiction eventually becomes science fact

Sure could happen. Computers are such a new thing to our culture that there are alot of folks who are naturally apprehensive. As our culture changes over time so might our concept of bioethics.



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