Mind-Controlled

Linking brain and computer may soon lead to practical prosthetics for daily life

By Susan Gaidos, 11:15 AM June 16, 2011

Video games can be mesmerizing, even for a rhesus monkey. Which may explain, in part, why 6-year-old Jasper has been sitting transfixed at a computer screen in a Washington University lab for nearly an hour, his gaze trained on a small red ball. A more interesting reason for Jasper’s quiet demeanor is that he is hurling the ball at a moving target using just his thoughts.

Jasper is not the only monkey to control objects with his mind. At the University of Pittsburgh, a pair of macaques mani...

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