Head-Mounted Sensor Helps Blind Rats Navigate, University of Tokyo Study

A new study reveals how a head-mounted, compass-like device connected to the brains of blind rats allowed the animals to navigate a maze almost as well as normal-sighted rats, and the researchers say a similar technique could be used to aid navigation in blind humans. Yuji Ikegaya and Hiroaki Norimoto, both of the University of Tokyo in Japan, published the details of their creation in the journal Current Biology.

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