Paralysed ALS patient uses computer to speak with her mind

Paralysed ALS patient uses computer to speak with her mind

A woman with locked in syndrome as a result of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been able to speak again as a result of a brain implant that allows her to wirelessly transmit thoughts to a computer. The breakthrough means 58-year-old Hanneke de Bruijne can communicate with her family at home for the first time in at least a year. Nov 15, 2016
Rats are ticklish just like humans

Rats are ticklish just like humans

Just like humans, rats are ticklish and can laugh when tickled. Scientists believe rats could therefore help us understand how the human brain reacts to being tickled. Monitoring the rodents’ brain activity while tickling them, they have shown that an area of the brain known as the somatosensory cortex, which is particularly sensitive to touch, is activated. Nov 11, 2016
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