Hi, There seems to be lots of interesting news about Brain Computer Interface recently (and not so recently).. for example artificial vision (even if only a handful of pixels) and controling prosthetics.. also some interesting articles on rat-neuron computer chips etc. What I find most interesting is that it seems to be the organic side that is doing most of the work. I mean we are connecting neurons to computers, but the organic side is the one figuring out how to interpret the interface. Has any experimentation been done with connecting brains directly? Is it possible that by creating a comparatively small number of crosslinks between two rat brains in the appropriate lobes they could start sharing knowledge? With sufficient numbers of connections, would they experience just one conciousness (the way our two hemispheres seem to, for example)?