Lab Rats Given 'Sixth Sense' Via Brain Implant - VideoSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 21:16
Lab Rats Given 'Sixth Sense' Via Brain Implant - Video
Posted on February 17, 2013 | 06:53 PM EST
Researchers at Duke University have successfully given lab rats a kind of "sixth sense."
The researchers place an implant in the brains of the mice and through that, they were able to create animals that could "touch" infrared light, according to the study published in the journal Nature Communications.
The researchers say that, in theory at least, a human with a damaged visual cortex might be able to regain sight through a device implanted in another part of the brain.