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So how many cells does it take to screw a light bulb?

One, it seems.

Monkeys taught to play a computer game were able to overcome wrist paralysis with an experimental device that might lead to new treatments for patients with stroke and spinal cord injury.

Remarkably, the monkeys regained use of paralyzed muscles by learning to control the activity of just a single brain cell.

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Written by Elgie Shepard

October 16, 2008 at 2:50 pm

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