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Tue, Oct 27
Brain implant lets rats ‘see’ infrared light
Aside from a few animals—like pythons and vampire bats—that can sense infrared light, the world of this particular electromagnetic radiation has been off-limits to most creatures. But now, researchers have engineered rodents to see infrared light by implanting sensors in their visual cortex—a first ever feat announced here yesterday at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.