A brain-to-brain interface (BTBI) enabled a real-time transfer of behaviorally meaningful sensorimotor information between the brains of two rats. In this BTBI, an “encoder” rat performed sensorimotor tasks that required it to select from two choices of tactile or visual stimuli. While the encoder rat performed the task, samples of its cortical activity were transmitted to matching cortical areas of a “decoder” rat using intracortical microstimulation (ICMS).
Experimental apparatus scheme
a BTBI for transferring cortical motor signals.
basis for studies of novel types of social interaction and for biological computing devices.
Intercontinental brain-to-brain interface
to transfer cortical tactile information.