Remote Controlled Rats
from the mrs.-frisbee-and-the-rats-of-NIMH dept
By implanting electrical probes into the brains of rats, scientists have discovered a way to turn the rats into remote controlled “roborats”. The signals trigger the left and right regions of the brain, along with the “pleasure zone” — which rewards desired behaviours. I suppose some ethical questions can be raised here, but I wonder if it’s really less ethical than bridling up a horse or housebreaking a dog.