Cool, although brain conjoined twins already do this.

On Thursday, February 28, 2013 7:59:14 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote:
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> http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23221-first-mindreading-implant-gives-rats-telepathic-power.html
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> The world's first brain-to-brain connection has given rats the power to 
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>> "Many people thought it could never happen," says Miguel Nicolelis at 
>> Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Although monkeys have been able 
>> to control robots with their mind using brain-to-machine interfaces, work 
>> by Nicolelis's team has, for the first time, demonstrated a direct 
>> interface between two brains � with the rats able to share both motor and 
>> sensory information.
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>> The feat was achieved by first training rats to press one of two levers 
>> when an LED above that lever was lit. A correct action opened a hatch 
>> containing a drink of water. The rats were then split into two groups, 
>> designated as "encoders" and "decoders".
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>> An array of microelectrodes � each about one-hundredth the width of a 
>> human hair � was then implanted in the encoder rats' primary motor 
>> cortex, an area of the brain that processes movement. The team used the 
>> implant to record the neuronal activity that occurs just before the rat 
>> made a decision in the lever task. They found that pressing the left lever 
>> produced a different pattern of activity from pressing the right lever, 
>> regardless of which was the correct action.
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>> Next, the team recreated these patterns in decoder rats, using an implant 
>> in the same brain area that stimulates neurons rather than recording from 
>> them. The decoders received a few training sessions to prime them to pick 
>> the correct lever in response to the different patterns of stimulation.
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