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Monkey Research and Prosthetics Controlled by Thought

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Monkey Research and Prosthetics Controlled by Thought

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Monkey Research and Prosthetics Controlled by Thought

Monkey Research and Prosthetics Controlled by Thought

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Researchers say that by monitoring monkeys' brains they can "see" the brain signals for movement — even when the monkeys are only thinking about moving. How might that help paralyzed people in the future? We'll find out in this hour.

Guest:

Richard Andersen
*James G. Boswell professor of neuroscience
*California Institute of Technology