MIND reading could be one step closer to reality as scientists have worked out they can see the thoughts of rats and predict their actions.
By Henry Holliday, The Daily Star
Researchers have revealed they can tell exactly what rats are thinking by observing the activity in their brains.
Scientists observed the hippocampus – the heart of the organ – and were able to determine the rat’s thoughts and actions.
Jozsef Csicsvari, co-author of the study published in the journal Neuron, revealed they have created a “brain map” for the rats.
And this allows them to match up neural activity to the actions of the rat – and therefore predict the rodent’s actions.