Have you ever wanted to control a rat's tail with your mind? Well now you can!

io9.com wrote: "This announcement comes only weeks after another team of scientists created an electronic link between the brains of two rats. But unlike that study, in which brain implants were inserted into a rat’s motor cortex, the new brain-to-computer interface (BCI) utilizes transcranial focused ultrasound (FUS) and electroencephalography (EEG) technology, which simply requires the wearing of external devices." http://io9.com/new-interface-allows-humans-to-move-a-rat-s-tail-with-t-469799719

motherboard.vice.com wrote: "Let me tell you a mind-bending story about mind control. This is a sci-fi idea that's quickly becoming a reality as scientists better understand that grey matter between our ears, and this year has been one for breakthroughs. The latest comes from Boston where a Harvard Medical School research team has whipped up a way for a human brain to control a rat's brain. This so-called brain-to-brain interface enables a human subject to move a rat's tail without getting wires plugged into her head." http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/non-invasive-mind-control-lets-humans-wag-a-rats-tail

plosone.org wrote: "Transcranial focused ultrasound (FUS) is capable of modulating the neural activity of specific brain regions, with a potential role as a non-invasive computer-to-brain interface (CBI). In conjunction with the use of brain-to-computer interface (BCI) techniques that translate brain function to generate computer commands, we investigated the feasibility of using the FUS-based CBI to non-invasively establish a functional link between the brains of different species (i.e. human and Sprague-Dawley rat), thus creating a brain-to-brain interface (BBI). The implementation was aimed to non-invasively translate the human volunteer’s intention to stimulate a rat’s brain motor area that is responsible for the tail movement." http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0060410

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