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Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future — Wait But Why

Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future — Wait But Why

By View All Posts Tim Urban

When I wrote about Tesla and SpaceX, I learned that you can only fully wrap your head around certain companies by zooming both way, way in and way, way out. (For the non-squeamish, here’s a video of a professor peeling the pia off of a human brain.) Even though they can’t do that, the motor cortex still fires normally, as if they can. And the beginning of this video shows the physical struggles of a man with a perfectly functional motor cortex but impaired proprioception. Nicolelis created an experiment where the motor cortex of one rat in Brazil was wired, via the internet, to the motor cortex of another rat in the US.