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Scientists figure out how to control mouse minds with magnets

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Scientists figure out how to control mouse minds with magnets

Scientists at the University of Virginia were able to control the brains of living mice using magnetic fields, essentially harnessing the power of mind control, according to a study published this week in Nature Neuroscience. Researchers created a synthetic gene—dubbed Magneto, obviously—that is sensitive to magnetic fields and put it into a handful of mice, a university press release explains. Ars Technica reports scientists then created a magnetic field to simulate a dopamine-like response in the genetically altered mice—basically the mice felt as happy as if they had just been given a treat. “This is, to our knowledge, the first...

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Mouse shows up during Art's show

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Mouse shows up during Art's show

A mouse showed up during the show last night and sat right on this control unit on the desk and looked right at Art. When Art turned to get his camera, and came back, he was gone!

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