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Human Brainwaves Move a Cockroach Leg

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Haven't you wished for a little more control over the tiny troublemakers?

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A community science group in Chile called Thinker Thing has used an EEG headset to move the leg of a cockroach. Among the mood-reading headbands and brain-controlled helicopters we've encountered in this blog, EEG-controlled roach legs are up there among the wilder uses we

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I've always wanted to do that. :p

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Disgustingly awesome....

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I've always wanted to do that. :p

specifically that?....

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^ Yep. Been a life long dream. :D

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The cockroach is just an output device, they could just as well have used an LED or robotic arm. The interesting thing is the EEG, not the cockroach. It would have been more interesting if they took control of a live cockroach or had the leg directly wired into the human nerve system and the subject was able to control it.

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the cool part was seeing the guy having to try so hard to get his brain to match the proper brain patterns to bend a cockroach leg, it looked similar to an amputee learning how to use the prosthetic limb for the first time, eventually the brain does it and starts being able to do it more easily and you see him do it successfully

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