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Monkey moves robotic arm with brain implant

  1. Oct 13, 2003 #1
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  3. Oct 16, 2003 #2
    Yes, I saw this on another forum I use.

    very interesting..

    Shame about the Hannibal-Lecter type approach to it though. Dental cement?

    Jonathan
     
  4. Oct 16, 2003 #3

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    When this news came up on a newpaper in the UK, the next day came up a letter from a member of the public declaring the experiment "unethical", labelling it as "pointless", and that the monkey would have been in "horrific suffering" for "probably months", and the researchers as "callous" - even though nothing approaching this was mentioned in the article.

    Especially halirious was the line where she said: "These so-called 'scientists'...."

    Not quite reassuring as to the objectivity and knowledge of certain parts of the public, eh?
     
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