Rats Given ‘Sixth Sense’ By Neuroprosthesis Implants Able To ‘See’ In Infrared

Researchers have given rats the ability to “touch” infrared light, normally invisible to them, by fitting them with an infrared detector wired to microscopic electrodes implanted in the part of the mammalian brain that processes tactile information. The achievement represents the first time a brain-machine interface has augmented a sense in adult animals, said Duke University neurobiologist Miguel Nicolelis, who led the research team… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)