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Monkey Thoughts Move Virtual Arms—human-Machine Mind-Meld Next?


Virtual monkey

Brain activity from a rhesus monkey was recorded with electrodes in both hemispheres. The signals were then decoded, allowing the monkey to control both arms of a virtual monkey.

Credit: Duke Neuroscience Center

Rhesus monkeys in a lab are using their brains to move two arms of a virtual primate on a screen, moving researchers one step closer towards outfitting paralyzed humans with with exoskeletons that move like biological limbs.

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