Brain Hack Lets Rats Feel Geomagnetic Signals And It May Help The Blind ‘See’

April 4, 2015 8:09 AM

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The neuroprosthesis consists of a geomagnetic compass. A version of the chip found in sensible phones and 2 electrodes that work into the animals’ visual cortices, the areas of the brain that method visual info.

Whenever the rat positioned its head at intervals twenty degrees either aspect of north, the electrodes sent pulses of electricity into its right cortical region. Once the rat aligned its head in a very southerly direction, the left cortical region was aroused. The stimulation allowed blind rats to ...

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