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GENERAL CATEGORY => General Discussion => Topic started by: herb on October 10, 2011, 08:47:57 AM

Title: link - article about brain research - possible aid for prosthetic control
Post by: herb on October 10, 2011, 08:47:57 AM
 http://www.americanscientist.org/science/pub/monkey-brains-feel-virtual-objects
Title: Re: link - article about brain research - possible aid for prosthetic control
Post by: Steve C on October 11, 2011, 02:40:46 PM
Interesting. It would be great to help the paralyzed or us amputees to walk, but I would be a bit worried about the animal testing. 
Title: Re: link - article about brain research - possible aid for prosthetic control
Post by: herb on October 12, 2011, 07:39:29 AM
Hi Steve

I have 2 nieces who both work for large companies that do biomedical research. I have asked them about animal cruelty and they both assure me that they are required to be very careful about the care of the animals to avoid discomfort to the animals. I think that it is probably the only way to make some medical advances and assure human safety.
Be Well
Herb