posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 03:37 PM
Two rats, thousands of miles apart, cooperate telepathically via brain implant
Well, this is cool -- and maybe a little scary. Scientists have electronically linked two lab rats thousands of miles away, and had one of the rats
(the "leader rat") send a brain signal to the other to make the second rat do a task.
The word "telepathically" was used in the article title, but that seems to be a bit misleading, considering the rats had electrodes in their brains
carrying the signals.
Scientist say this shows that the mammal brain can respond in a specifically controlled manner to an electronic stimulus. That may sound a little
obvious (I mean, an electrical signal to the brain can make a person twitch and such), but in this case, it seems the "follower rat" was doing almost
what the leader rat wanted him to do (at least that's what it seems to me).
edit on 2/28/2013 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)