Digital Compass Attached to Brain Helps Blind Rats 'See'

April 2, 2015 4:00 PM

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THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research in rats suggests a special compass might one day help blind people navigate their physical environments.

Using a head-mounted device, Japanese scientists attached a microstimulator and a digital compass to the brains of blind rats, and those rats were then able to move through mazes nearly as well as rats with normal vision.

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