Monkey Sees, Makes Other Monkey Do

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monkeyA new study published in Nature Communications suggests that avatars may be the key to aiding paralysis victims without surgery. Researchers at Harvard Medical School implanted a brain chip into a monkey, then hooked it up to a sedated avatar monkey so that the brain scan in the master controlled the real-time movement of the avatar.

Ninety-eight percent of the time, a master monkey could control the physical movement of a sedated avatar.

“The goal is to take people with brain-stem or spinal-cord paralysis and bypass the injury,” said one of the researchers, Dr. Ziv William. “The hope is ultimately to get completely natural movement.” Read more at BBC News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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