March 7, 2016
What would happen if we combined synthetic and biological systems, creating an intelligent cyborg rat? How would it perform?
Researchers in China decided to find out by comparing the problem-solving abilities of rats, computers, and rat-computer “cyborgs,” as they reported in an open-access PLOS ONE paper.
Rats: Six rats were trained for a week to run a series of unique mazes. After training, the researchers tested… read more