I need to spend more time looking for and reading this kind of article, and paying attention to the beneficial real world applications. Pretty cool stuff.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists who trained a monkey to move a mechanical arm using thought alone said on Tuesday that experiments in Parkinson’s disease patients show the technique may work in humans, too.
Electrodes implanted in the brains of Parkinson’s disease patients transmitted signals that might someday be used to operate remote devices, the team at Duke University Medical Center reported.
Unfortunately my first response was, “Great, first real world application will be we’ll have programmed monkey suicide bombers.”
***UPDATE*** included below is a picture of actual mind control experiment.
Bring me Bananas, Bring me BA-NA-NAs