Digital Compass Implants Help Blind Rats To Navigate

April 5, 2015 7:02 AM

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A new study has shown that it is possible to enable blind rats to see by attaching tiny digital compasses to their brains.

The study, which was conducted by the researchers from the University of Tokyo in Japan and published in the journal Current Biology, shows a head-mounted, compass-like device connected to the brains of blind rats, which helped the animals to navigate a maze almost as well as normal-sighted rats. Th...

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