This Device Brings “Brave New World” to Life

To demonstrate the amount of control this device is capable of, investigators made mice walk in circles by injecting a morphine-like drug directly into their ventral tegmental area (VTA), a brain region responsible for motivation and reward.

With rapid technological advancements that tinker with the most complex organic structure in the known universe, serious moral and ethical questions are bound to arise. That’s where neuroethicists come in.

 

Read more at:   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/25/this-device-brings-brave-new-world-to-life.html

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