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Duke researchers: Rats can read minds using electronic link

February 28, 2013

Duke researchers: Rats can read minds using electronic link

Rats may be able to read minds.

A new study has successfully allowed rats to communicate with one other via an electronic linkage, the first such experiment conducted.

The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, was led by Miguel Nicolelis of Duke University. The study expanded on work the research team had previously completed about brain-machine interfaces. Through special brain implants, researchers at the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina were able to allow the lab rats to communicate with each other through wires coming out of their heads.

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