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Sjoerd Westenborg's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by Sjoerd Westenborg

Some say cyborg, I say equeal opportunities for all humans.

Comment 1 by Zeuglodon :

How did they disable the monkey's connections between muscle and brain? Isn't that dangerous?

From the original article: Next, the team temporarily paralysed the flexor muscles that close the monkeys’ hands, by injecting anaesthetic into nerves in their elbows. “That model was very important, because we can turn it on and off,” says Miller. “We had no interest in actually injuring their spinal cords.”

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:28:38 UTC | #936057