‘Injecting information’ to control the minds of monkeys

A new study from two neuroscientists at Rochester University is the subject of a New York Times article this week, which describes their apparently successful efforts to "'inject' information into monkeys' brains." To study the premotor cortex, doctors Kevin Mazurek and Marc Schieber "trained two rhesus monkeys to play a game," the Times reports: The … Continue reading ‘Injecting information’ to control the minds of monkeys

Brain zaps for drone operators the latest in Pentagon ‘super soldier’ tech

In a development that is probably enthusiastically embraced by a subsection of them, video-gamers-turned-drone-operators for the US military are apparently taking another step in the direction of melding with machines: getting their brains jolted with electricity to stay awake as an alternative to taking stimulant drugs. Scientists working for the Defense Department have successfully "used … Continue reading Brain zaps for drone operators the latest in Pentagon ‘super soldier’ tech