I have recently been at a few events where I mentioned reading the article about the rat brains being used to fly a F-22 jet simulator. Here is the article - Why this brain flies on rat cunning - and the reference below is where I first found it. Yes ... I find this really cool ... amazing work.
Why this brain flies on rat cunning. A "brain" grown from 25,000 neural cells extracted from a single rat embryo has been taught to fly an F-22 jet simulator by scientists at the University of Florida.
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