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Experiment Links Brains Of TWO Rats!!!

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Woah.

A neuroscientist has linked the brains of two rats together, so when one of them pushes a lever - the other one does, too!

The rats were trained to push a lever when a light went on, but after a while, electrodes were placed in the rodent's brains.

Soon they had one rat pushing a level because of the light, and another rat pushing the lever only as a response to the brain stimulation it felt from its partner rat.

So kray!

Here's what one scientist said:

"These experiments showed that we have established a sophisticated, direct communication linkage between brains. Basically, we are creating what I call an organic computer."

For anyone worried about these experiments starting the rise of a a group of super rats invading our homes - the scientist said that nothing of the sort can arise from this research.

He said:

"I don't think there's any risk of supersmart rats from this. There's a big difference between sharing sensory information and being able to plan. I'm not worried about an imminent invasion of 'rat multiborgs'."

Good!

We were seriously worried about that, lolz!

[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]

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4 comments to “Experiment Links Brains Of TWO Rats!!!”



  1. 1

    wow this stuff is amazing

  2. jane says – reply to this


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    It's the negative attitude towards rats, who are really cool creatures, you oughta know, that allows so-called scientists to basically do R&D to turn animals and people into computers. This research has an unethical approach - I wonder how it got past the ethics boards.

  3. Phukkaswag says – reply to this


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    it doesn't have an unethical approach at all people have claimed this sort of thing for centuries and this guy is proving them not crazy trying eating magic mushrooms with your best friend maybe you will change your mind

  4. clivewarren says – reply to this


    4

    karl pilkington will love this..