Another Step Forward for Electro-Telepathy, Research Hints at Interconnected Brain Networks

March 5th, 2013 | by Charles Q. Choi

The world may be one step closer to electronic telepathy — scientists have revealed the first brain-to-brain interface that allows real-time intercontinental transfer of data between two rats.

Such electronic brain-to-brain interfaces could one day help form what the researchers call “organic computers” and “brain-nets.”

Scientists worldwide are developing brain-machine interfaces through which people and lab animals can detect invisible light and control robotic arms with their minds. Neurobiologist Miguel Nicolelis at Duke University Medical Center and his colleagues wanted to push the limits of how adaptable the brain is — whether one brain could receive data electronically from another.

Read more: Another Step Forward for Electro-Telepathy, Research Hints at Interconnected Brain Networks — txchnologist.com.

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