Cockroaches help scientists develop neural control

12/6/2012 | Wall Street Daily

With the help of cockroach legs, researchers in Chile are developing ways to use thought control to move objects. Starting with music that produces sound waves similar to the brain’s electrical patterns, scientists identify frequencies that spark movement in the leg. A neural headset then uses that information along with the user’s brain waves to control the movement. The goal is to develop a direct connection between brain and computer that can control prosthetic and other devices.

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