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Food for Thought: Fish Brain Activity Recorded for First Time

Food for Thought: Fish Brain Activity Recorded for First Time

Reuters (Feb. 1, 2013) — For the first time, researchers have recorded the progress of a thought as it travels through the brain of a living fish. Using a two-step approach, Akira Muto and his team in Japan say it is now possible to identify the brain circuits involved in complex behaviors, a development that could one day be used in psychiatric drug research.
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Company Creates Smartphone-Controlled Prosthetic Hand

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Buzz60 (Apr. 12, 2013) — New Touch Bionics created the i-limb ultra revolution prosthetic hand, that is controlled by a smartphone, and the nerves in a patient's arm. An early version of the product can be seen in and Britney Spears' 'Scream and Shout' video.
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