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Man wiggles rat's tail using just thoughts
The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | PTI

Posted on 04/10/2013 11:32:06 AM PDT by Jyotishi

New York - Scientists have for the first time linked the brains of a human and a rat, enabling the man to use just his thoughts to wiggle the rodent's tail.

This is the first case of a brain-to-brain interface between species, and the first example of a noninvasive brain-to-brain interface, researchers claimed.

Earlier this year, scientists had linked together the brains of two rats.This first known instance of a brain-to-brain interface apparently helped the rodents share data to accomplish certain tasks, even across intercontinental distances, LiveScience reported.

In the latest experiment, researchers from Harvard Medical School employed noninvasive techniques to link the brains of a human and a rat. The man had electrodes stuck onto his scalp that picked up brain-wave activity.

The rat was placed in a machine that focused ultrasound pulses through its skull to its brain, and was anesthetised so that it would not wriggle its head during the experiment. The volunteer had a video screen placed in front of him that displayed a flickering pattern of light. If he paid attention to the screen, his brain waves would synchronise with the strobe light.

If he looked away, or even if he looked at it while thinking of something else, his brain waves would not synchronise with the light flickers.

When the man focused on the flickering pattern, that action signalled the ultrasound to stimulate the part of the sleeping rat's brain responsible for moving its body. In response, the rodent flicked its tail.

The interface was accurate 94 per cent of the time, with a time delay of only about 1.6 seconds from the moment the man initiated his intent to the rat tail's wiggling. "This is the first noninvasive attempt to achieve a brain-to-brain interface," researcher Seung-Schik Yoo, a neuroscientist and bio engineer at Harvard Medical School, told the website.

Yoo noted that brain-machine interfaces are getting increasingly advanced over time, enabling people with paralysis to control robot arms. In the future, interspecies brain-to-brain interfaces could help search-and-rescue operations, Yoo suggested. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.


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KEYWORDS: brain; medicine; neuroscience; ratstail; species; thoughtmovement; yoowho
Wonder if this would work with DemoncRATS.
1 posted on 04/10/2013 11:32:06 AM PDT by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

It was a Dem no other could make a rat do their bidding!


2 posted on 04/10/2013 11:33:27 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Jyotishi

Wonder what he could do with the rat in the White Hut?


3 posted on 04/10/2013 11:34:06 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Jyotishi

Sometimes wiggling tails create thoughts in humans.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 11:34:37 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: Jyotishi

Nah. No brain in those RATS.


5 posted on 04/10/2013 11:35:00 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Jyotishi

The flies know, and now so do the rats.


6 posted on 04/10/2013 11:35:35 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Jyotishi

maybe it would work with a D, but then it wouldn’t be the first “INTER-SPECIES” brain link...


7 posted on 04/10/2013 11:38:01 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: faithhopecharity

they’re not human.


8 posted on 04/10/2013 11:38:58 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Jyotishi

Unreported.....

The man now has cravings for cheese and a pathological fear of cats.


9 posted on 04/10/2013 11:42:56 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: faithhopecharity

You just need an audio-visual link. Wave money at them and they will fixate on it and do whatever is passed over the auditory link.


10 posted on 04/10/2013 11:44:22 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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11 posted on 04/10/2013 11:50:21 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

yup.
it appears the various muslim terrorists and dictators have a very high speed video channel (feeding directly into that infamous Teleprompter)


12 posted on 04/10/2013 11:51:11 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Jyotishi

I wonder who paid for this ‘scientific research’?


13 posted on 04/10/2013 11:54:10 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell, Huxley and Rand warned us about 0bama's USA)
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To: Jyotishi

Obviously I’m too late to make the “wag the tail by just thinking” comments


14 posted on 04/10/2013 12:08:44 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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What are you talking about, it only works with democrats. Like minds can speak without uttering a word. You didn’t know that?


15 posted on 04/10/2013 12:14:35 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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Scientists have for the first time linked the brains of a human and a rat, enabling the man to use just his thoughts to wiggle the rodent's tail.

Were both DEMOCRATS?? Wait, if the human was a Democrat, maybe the Rat was smarter, and knew he Knew the human was thinking so the rat decided to move the tail.

16 posted on 04/10/2013 12:25:42 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen
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To: Slyfox

What Industry?/ The T-Shirt printing Industry??? I see Afro-Americans walking around with Obama T-shirts around Tampa.


17 posted on 04/10/2013 12:28:09 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen
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that’s nothing!, I’ve seen dems make sheep sit up, beg, riot and vote all at the mention of a free dollar.


18 posted on 04/10/2013 12:39:42 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Jyotishi; mickie; flaglady47
McCain and Grahamnesty have been hooked up with each other like this for a number of years now.

They wag each other's tails on all important issues.

Leni

19 posted on 04/10/2013 12:45:20 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Jyotishi

Rat’s only wag their tails when their idiot Rat leader Odumbo is in front of them.


20 posted on 04/10/2013 12:46:08 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Jyotishi

That’s what I thought this article was about!


21 posted on 04/10/2013 12:48:00 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Jyotishi

22 posted on 04/10/2013 12:51:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Jyotishi

"..I once made a rose smell like a pile of dead fish....then I got thrown out of the house"

23 posted on 04/10/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Jyotishi

I know a man that became a rat just using his thoughts!


24 posted on 04/10/2013 2:19:18 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Jyotishi; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
"I made it move a little bit!"


25 posted on 04/11/2013 1:25:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Jyotishi

Forget the rats. I want to link with all the damn chipmunks, squirrels, starlings, groundhogs, and deer and make their legs (or wings) and tails stay the hell out of my yard and their mouths (or beaks) to stop eating my stuff.


26 posted on 06/08/2013 3:23:26 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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