February 14, 2013

Brain Implants Grant Lab Rats a 'Sixth Sense'

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An experimental device allowed the rats to "touch" infrared light - which is normally invisible to them.

The team at Duke University fitted the rats with an infrared detector wired up to microscopic electrodes that were implanted in the part of their brains that processes tactile information.

The results of the study were published in Nature Communications journal.

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TAGGED: Senses, Brain, Infrared Light, Implant

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