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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Monkey Mind Control
20 February 2014 3:30 pm
A mind-boggling new study published this week in Nature Communications describes how researchers have found a way for one monkey to control the movements of another with its mind. Using two rhesus macaques, scientists implanted a chip into the brain of the “master” monkey that could convert its brain activity and send electrical impulses into the spine of a sedated primate, The Scientist reports. In one experiment, the master macaque was able to move a cursor by controlling a joystick in the hand of the sedated primate. The researchers believe the findings hold hope for paralyzed humans.
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