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Monday, February 29, 2016

Brain Modems In Animals

U.S. Military Successfully Installs 'Brain Modems' in Animals

Part of project to develop 'cyborg soldiers' who use the cerebral implants to control machines. Darpa has successfully tested a brain modem on an animal subject. The military agency is hoping to develop technology that will allow soldiers to use their minds to control things like drones in war zones . The device will let the brain communicate directly with computers | Feburary 27, 2016

The U.S. military has successfully implanted and tested its first 'brain modem' on an animal subject.
The tiny, implanted chip, developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), uses a tiny sensor that travels through blood vessels, lodges in the brain and records neural activity.
Neurologists injected tiny sensors into livestocks’ veins and then recorded the electrical impulses that control the animals’ movements for six months.
The sensor, called a 'stentrode', a combination of the words 'stent' and 'electrode', is the first step in the military's desire to allow soldiers to control machinery with their minds.
Hypothetically, this could allow servicemen to use the 'brain modem' to maneuver drones.

The stentrode can record brain signals from within a blood vessel next to the brain. Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Pentagon Research Could Make ‘Brain Modem’ a Reality. The tiny injectable machine could turn your noodle into a remote control. February 26, 2016) and (The Pentagon Wants to Put This in Your Brain. The U.S. military wants to build a brain modem that allows you to control objects by willpower. How realistic is it? January 22, 2016); further: (Moving with the power of thought. A device the size of a matchstick, implanted next to the brain’s motor cortex, could one day help paralysed people move their limbs. February 9, 2016)>

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