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Monkeys Use Their Minds to Move Virtual Arms

Researchers have developed an interface between a monkey’s brains and a machine that could eventually be used to allow someone with a spinal cord injury to control an artificial arm or leg simply by thinking about it.    Initially, interfaces developed by researchers at Duke University’s Center for Neuroengineering in Durham, North Carolina, could control only a single prosthetic limb.   Now, the scientists have developed an interface that allows rhesus monkeys to move two...

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