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Old 10-03-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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With new cutting-edge technology aimed at providing amputees with robotic limbs, a Tel Aviv University researcher has successfully implanted a robotic cerebellum into the skull of a rodent with brain damage, restoring its capacity for movement.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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Dick Cheney? That would explain a lot.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:25 AM
 
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Kind of crazy to think about. Before your body dies, imagine your brain being implanted into a dog or something lol
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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Dick Cheney? That would explain a lot.
I can't rep you yet! LMAO!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Sarah Connor is in trouble now.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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With new cutting-edge technology aimed at providing amputees with robotic limbs, a Tel Aviv University researcher has successfully implanted a robotic cerebellum into the skull of a rodent with brain damage, restoring its capacity for movement.
I wonder if this might be relevent:
Monkeys 'move and feel' virtual objects using only their brains
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Maryland's 6th District.
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I saw video of this a few years ago. Monkeys strapped into chairs, arms included, and with wires attached to various parts of their heads, they were able to manipulate a robotic arm to reach for near by objects.

In one way, it is a fairly basic concept: our brains, and bodies, operate via electrical impulses. If that electricity could be harnessed, then mechanical devices can be controlled.

Of course, the difficult part is how to interpret those signals and identify which pulse triggers which action. There are billions to choose from.

Really cool, even if in a sort of Frankenstein way.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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I saw video of this a few years ago. Monkeys strapped into chairs, arms included, and with wires attached to various parts of their heads, they were able to manipulate a robotic arm to reach for near by objects.

In one way, it is a fairly basic concept: our brains, and bodies, operate via electrical impulses. If that electricity could be harnessed, then mechanical devices can be controlled.

Of course, the difficult part is how to interpret those signals and identify which pulse triggers which action. There are billions to choose from.

Really cool, even if in a sort of Frankenstein way.
As far as humans go, the brains may be a little different in that the right and left brain of a human may have more delineated tasks. I don't know if monkeys have equal functions or not.

If a human's brain is cut at the corpus callosum so that, both sides of the brain are divided, then, in effect, there are two personalities. One side may control speech while the other side may not. Both sides may disagree on what shirt to wear that day.

With monkeys, both sides may be equal in handedness and speech. I'd be curious to know if that is the case. But with insects or mice, surely there is very little, if no difference.
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