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Rats Communicate "Telepathically" via Brain Implant

February 28, 2013
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Scientists at Duke University have developed a mind reading device for rats that gives them shared thoughts.

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Rat Brains Linked to Create "Biological Computer"

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Reuters (Feb. 28, 2013) — Duke University neuro-biologist Miguel Nicoleilis says it might one day be possible for animals to communicate and collaborate with each other, using only their thoughts. Dr Nicoleilis has already developed interface technology connecting animal brains with machines, but is now publishing the results of experiments with rats demonstrating the possibilities of so-called brain-to-brain interface technology.
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