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Why the Brain Makes Mistakes

The brain makes mistakes because it applies incorrect inner beliefs about how the world works, new study reports.
The image shows the activity changes in the brain during the brain machine interface study.

New Tasks Become as Simple as Waving a Hand with Brain-Computer Interfaces

Researchers show that when humans use brain-computer interface technology, the brain behaves much like it does when completing simple motor skills such as waving a hand. This technology could help improve the daily lives of those who are paralyzed or lost specific abilities due to neurodegenerative diseases.
The image shows the set up and output images for this research. The caption best explains the image.

Neuroprosthesis Gives Rats the Ability to ‘Touch’ Infrared Light

Researchers have given rats the ability to "touch" infrared light by fitting them with an infrared detector wired to microscopic electrodes implanted in the part of the mammalian brain that processes tactile information. The study demonstrated that a novel sensory input could be processed by a cortical region specialized in another sense without "hijacking" the function of this brain area.