Direct Brain Interface Enables Blind Rats to ‘See’, Humans could be next soon

April 4, 2015 9:42 PM

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The Mammalian Brain is incredibly dynamic, flexible, and adaptable. When a micro stimulator and geomagnetic compass is attached to the brain of blind rats, they learn to use new information about their location and were able to find the way through a maze nearly as well as normally sighted rats.

The study reaffirms the belief that the mammalian brain is incredibly flexible and at the same time such neuroprosthesis could help blind people walk freely through the world.

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