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Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.

Can we use our brains to directly control machines -- without requiring a body as the middleman? Miguel Nicolelis talks through an astonishing experiment, in which a clever monkey in the US learns to control a monkey avatar, and then a robot arm in Japan, purely with its thoughts. The research has big implications for quadraplegic people -- and maybe for all of us. (Filmed at TEDMED 2012.)


Via Sakis Koukouvis
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How is our consciousness connected to the world?

How is our consciousness connected to the world? | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

How is our consciousness connected to the world?
Explore the unconscious functions of the brain with visual illusions and mysterious perceptual phenomena.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Sakis Koukouvis
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