Human-2-Rat Brain-Interface: Interspecies Telepathy, check

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Vor ein paar Wochen hatte ich erst über das erste Brain-2-Brain-Interface zwischen zwei Ratten gebloggt, schon isses outdated Retrotech und sowas von Februar 2013. Jetzt haben Wissenschaftler nämlich das Gehirn eines Menschen mit dem Gehirn einer Ratte verbunden und der Mann hat per Gedankenübertragung mit dem Schwanz der Ratte gewackelt. Erste Interspecies-Telepathie, sozusagen, und über telepathisches Interspecies-Schwanzwackeln kann man wahrscheinlich haufenweise Witze reißen, mir fällt nur grade keiner ein.

Now Seung-Schik Yoo of Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues have created a system that connects a human to a rat via a computer, without the need for the human or the rat to have brain implants. The human volunteers wore electrode caps that monitored their brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG). Meanwhile, an anaesthetised rat was hooked up to a device that made the creature's neurons fire whenever it delivered an ultrasonic pulse to the rat's motor cortex. […]

Yoo says it should be possible for two humans to use a similar system in the foreseeable future. Such a system could, for instance, be used to help a paralysed person relearn to use their limbs by having their therapist initially move them with their mind.

New Scientist: Interspecies telepathy: human thoughts make rat move

Paper: Non-Invasive Brain-to-Brain Interface (BBI): Establishing Functional Links between Two Brains

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