Graphic illustrating how the brain's visual neurons can be hijacked to control something outside the brain, such as a computer that generates a tone.

Retraining the brain’s vision center to take action

Neuroscientists, including Berkeley EECS professor Jose Carmena, have demonstrated the astounding flexibility of the brain by training neurons that normally process input from the eyes to develop new skills, in this case, to control a computer-generated tone.

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