Description:  Researchers can control this rat's actions remotely by sending signals to a computer chip the rat carries on its back. The signals trigger three electrodes wired into the rat's brain, two of which give the rat the illusion it is being touched on its left or right whiskers. The third electrode is implanted in the reward center of the brain.
Source:  SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Story:  Virtual touch controls rats
TRN May 15/22, 2002
TRN Categories:  Applied Technology
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