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Sixth Sense lab rat style

Researchers at the Duke University in America fitted rats with an infrared detector wired up to microscopic electrodes which were then implanted into the area of their brains that processes tactile information.

The researchers believe that this could help humans with damaged visual cortex to regain sight through a device implanted in another part of their brain.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21459745

Rat hooked up to infrared detector