Dr Nicoleilis has already developed interface technology connecting animal brains with machines and is now publishing the results of experiments with rats demonstrating the possibilities of so-called brain-to-brain interface technology.
In this experiment two rat brains were connected wirelessly in what the researcher calls a “biological computer.” The rats then end up collaborating with each other in order to receive a reward.
Dr. Nicoleilis believes that this kind of direct brain-to-brain communication is the first step on the way to what he calls the brain-net – where humans will be able to communicate and collaborate with each other using only their thoughts..
Original story by Rob Muir for Reuters news:
Dr. Miguel Nicolelis Explains Brain to Brain Interface Study Published in Scientific Reports