Mind-controlled pigeons in China

Pigeons in China are probably very afraid today. Chinese scientists have apparently succeeded in controlling the flight of pigeons using micro electrodes implanted in their brains. The electrodes let the scientists command the pigeons to turn left or right or up and down. The implants stimulate different areas of the pigeon’s brain according to signals sent by the scientists via computer, and force the bird to comply with their commands. Basically, these signals mimic natural signals generated by the brain.

The same team already had done similar experiments with mice in 2005 and hope to put the technology to practical use in the future.

Soon, you won’t know if the bird that just dive-bombed you is angry or under control of your angry neighbour!

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