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Breakthrough: A robot brain implanted in a rodent
American Friends Tel Aviv University ^ | October 3, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 10/03/2011 11:32:20 AM PDT by decimon

TAU researcher implants robotic cerebellum to repair motor function

With new cutting-edge technology aimed at providing amputees with robotic limbs, a Tel Aviv University researcher has successfully implanted a robotic cerebellum into the skull of a rodent with brain damage, restoring its capacity for movement.

The cerebellum is responsible for co-ordinating movement, explains Prof. Matti Mintz of TAU's Department of Psychology. When wired to the brain, his "robo-cerebellum" receives, interprets, and transmits sensory information from the brain stem, facilitating communication between the brain and the body.

(Excerpt) Read more at aftau.org ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: brains; rats

1 posted on 10/03/2011 11:32:24 AM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv; ShadowAce; neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; Silentgypsy; ...

Ping


2 posted on 10/03/2011 11:33:26 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

This is Hugh!


3 posted on 10/03/2011 11:33:36 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: decimon

...”a Tel Aviv University researcher has successfully implanted a robotic cerebellum into the skull of a rodent with brain damage”...

Big deal - it’s already been done. We call it “Barack Obama”.....


4 posted on 10/03/2011 11:34:48 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: decimon

Great, now we are going to have to deal with roboRATS....


5 posted on 10/03/2011 11:35:32 AM PDT by ToxicMich (If I catch you sleeping in this space AGAIN, I'M GONNA KICK YOUR # "?/%")
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To: decimon

Lobotomy, lobotomy, lobotomy, lobotomy!
DDT did a job on me
Now I am a real sickie
Guess I’ll have to break the news
That I got no mind to lose
All the girls are in love with me
I’m a teenage lobotomy

Slugs and snails are after me
DDT keeps me happy
Now I guess I’ll have to tell ‘em
That I got no cerebellum
Gonna get my Ph.D.
I’m a teenage lobotomy


6 posted on 10/03/2011 11:40:05 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for NO additional charge!)
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To: decimon

computer aided Obamabots.


7 posted on 10/03/2011 11:40:45 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: decimon

We already have rats with robot brains.

They’re called Democrats.


8 posted on 10/03/2011 11:42:42 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: decimon

Next, scientists plan to repeat the procedure on a Vulcan.

-- Seriously, if this is for real, it represents an amazing breakthrough.

9 posted on 10/03/2011 11:45:39 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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10 posted on 10/03/2011 11:48:31 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: decimon

I KNEW IT!

That explains the scar on the head.


11 posted on 10/03/2011 11:50:22 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (.a.d.y.)
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To: chrisser

Someone post the pic of Obama head scars....


12 posted on 10/03/2011 11:52:24 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: decimon
"Breakthrough: A robot brain implanted in a rodent"

Seriously, all hail this tremendous breakthrough achieved by muslim scientists...

13 posted on 10/03/2011 11:54:48 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: decimon

Great, just what we need - cyborg rodents.


14 posted on 10/03/2011 11:55:12 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Yehuda

Yep. Muslim science indeed.

I agree.

Compare total patents awarded to Jewish/Israeli inventors versus the total produced by muslims.

Then do a per-capita comparison!

No comparison!!!


15 posted on 10/03/2011 12:00:07 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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16 posted on 10/03/2011 12:00:56 PM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: DannyTN

A robot brain in a rat? Isn’t that the definition of Democrat?


17 posted on 10/03/2011 12:10:00 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: decimon

OMG!!!

Ghost in the Shell!!!

It’s started already.


18 posted on 10/03/2011 12:24:07 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: decimon

Can anyone photoshop Carville to illustrate this? It would be perfect...


19 posted on 10/03/2011 12:28:34 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: decimon

Can anyone photoshop Carville to illustrate this? It would be perfect...


20 posted on 10/03/2011 12:28:41 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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21 posted on 10/03/2011 12:45:02 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: decimon
Breakthrough: A robot brain implanted in a rodent

How dare you speak of my President in that way! Or I guess that might be more a case of a rodent brain in a robot.

22 posted on 10/03/2011 1:53:49 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: decimon; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; Slings and Arrows; ...

Wait, what?

23 posted on 10/03/2011 5:56:30 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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I wondered what that unexplained scar was on his scalp.


24 posted on 10/03/2011 8:46:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: fishtank

Rocket scientists vs throw-rocks-scientists...


25 posted on 10/04/2011 1:43:12 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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26 posted on 10/04/2011 2:09:34 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Moose Allert!!!! Get some sleeves!)
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To: SunkenCiv
That's not a scar. Don'tcha know? It's a case of bed head, or maybe it's just a part in his hair, and it will be in another place tomorrow or the next day.

You can't just jump to the conclusion that he's brain damaged or anything like that.

</sarc>
27 posted on 10/04/2011 5:37:24 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Wait a minute! I’m talking about the scar on the right side. These two do not match what I saw. What is going on? Three different scars? Are they putting a fast one?


28 posted on 10/04/2011 6:48:49 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (.a.d.y.)
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To: Interesting Times
scientists plan to repeat the procedure on a Vulcan...

I liked the way the Borg did it better--


29 posted on 10/04/2011 10:34:57 AM PDT by expat_panama
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