Nov 8, 2015

Rats Engineered to See Infrared Light, Use It to Seek Out Water

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The brain is a great information processor, but one that doesn’t care about where information comes from.

Sight, scent, taste, sound, touch — all of our precious senses, once communicated to the brain, are transformed into simple electrical pulses. Although we consciously perceive the world through light rays and sound waves, the computing that supports those experiences is all one tone — electrical.

bionic-rats-see-infrared-hunt-water-3Simply put, all of our senses are the same to our brain.

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