Can the power of thought move a hand?
|June 29, 2014||Posted by News under Mind, Neuroscience, News|
From Britain’s Daily Telegraph:
A young American paralysed in a swimming accident has become the first patient to move his hand using the power of thought after doctors inserted a microchip into his brain.
Ian Burkhart was able to open and close his fist and even pick up a spoon during the first test of the chip, giving hope to millions of accident victims and stroke sufferers of a new bionic era of movement through thought.
Onlookers described the moment he was able to move by the sheer force of concentration as like watching “science fiction come true”.
But wait, isn’t the mind an illusion?
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