Video: Lab Rats Augmented with Infrared Vision Superpowers

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For science! Normally, mammals don’t have the ability to have infrared vision, as it’s just outside of what we consider to be the visible spectrum. However, scientists at Duke University have effectively given infrared vision to their lab rats by way of a neuroprosthesis.

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The sweet taste of vision for the blind

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Four years ago, the University of Montreal made ABC headlines while testing the “BrainPort vision” device. In the study, a blind volunteer strapped what appeared to be a webcam mounted on safety glasses to his forehead and slipped a small electrical grid on a wide, flat orange tether into his mouth – and used his […]

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