Monkeys, soccer, and rats..oh my!

Last summer, during the World Cup, we posted about the use of brain-machine interfaces during the opening ceremony. This fascinating technology was used to allow a paralyzed Brazilian boy to perform the initial kick of the tournament.

The brains behind that effort and at the forefront of this technology is back in this video with a great high-level overview of how brain-machine interfaces work by encoding the neural brainstorms that exist no matter the loss of motor control and, remarkably, the feedback mechanism that allows him to actually feel the action being performed.

What’s he working on now? How about brain-to-brain communication between two animals?!! Yeah, fur realz.

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