posted on Nov, 12 2003 @ 10:13 AM
New Orleans -- Less than a month after a widely heralded experiment showed how thought-reading implants can work in monkeys, scientists presented new
findings Sunday suggesting such machines could work in people, too.
Dr. Miguel A.L. Nicolelis of Duke University said previously unreported human experiments demonstrated success with one type of a so-called brain
computer interface, or BCI.
He and others discussed their latest findings Sunday at the annual meeting in New Orleans of the Society for Neuroscience, the world's largest
gathering of brain researchers. About 28,000 people are attending the weeklong event.
Much of the attention on Sunday was given to technology designed to overcome paralyzing injuries or illnesses afflicting the nervous system. About
11,000 new cases arise every year, adding to a total estimated at more than 200,000.
Well, this is interesting. The techonology definately has a huge possiblity to help disabled people. But could it be used for some other not so noble