Thought control of prosthetic limbs via brain-controlled interfaces will be tested and developed with funding from DARPA. Human subjects will test neural interface systems used to control prosthetic limbs.
Large brains have been correlated with longevity in some animals. Despite many problems created by large brains such as energy consumption and birthing difficulties, species with large brains have been shown to live longer than those with smaller brains.
In what shouldn't be shocking news to neuroscientists, research has shown that mice brains can be altered by switching cages and changing mice environments. This research should serve as a reminder to all scientists to control as many variables as possible during research.