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    Hello, I'm new here and wants to ask a question to a specialist:
    Just what would be needed to be done for a person's brain to be partially disconnected from the body, like touch, smell, hearing, sight, taste (five senses) and command for the movement of the body to be sent somewhere else? This includes the brain commanding the movement of the muscles are sent elsewhere.
    What part connected to the brain needs to be like cut off or hijacked?


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    When a person loses an arm, the part of their brain that controls the arm is still there. Similarly, if you lost your tongue, it is still the brain that does the processing of flavors. The tongue is just the detector device. So to answer your question, you would need to intercept the connection between the brain and the arm or the brain and the tongue. The impulse could then be rerouted to another location. (see the article I linked in your other post)


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    Sounds like you're asking how to put a human brain into a robot. We have some current technologies which act as workarounds to damaged parts. I recenty read about a microprocessor in the brain which would send impulses to an artificial leg which had numerous sensors on it. When the person thought about kicking a ball, the signal would be processed in the leg which would then kick the ball. The signal then gets sent back to the brain where interpretive software allows the person to "feel" the ball with their artificial foot.
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    And the electronics to send or receive a nerve impulse are surprisingly low-tech.
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    "The only appropriate attitude for man to have about the big questions is... doubt. Doubt is humble, and that's what man needs to be, considering that human history is just a litany of getting sh*t dead wrong."

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    I will say here, the tongue can be used for vision.

    Brainport

    Brainport Vision Device helps a blind man "see" - YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    Sounds like you're asking how to put a human brain into a robot. We have some current technologies which act as workarounds to damaged parts. I recenty read about a microprocessor in the brain which would send impulses to an artificial leg which had numerous sensors on it when the person thought about kicking a ball, the signal would be processed in the leg which would then kick the ball,the signal then gets sent back to the brain where interpretive software allows the person to "feel" the ball with their artificial foot.
    I have seen some brain robotics, such as using thoughts to drink from a cup, or controlling a computer with thoughts, but not kicking the ball and sensing the kick.

    Here is woman drinking with robotic arm

    http://theweek.com/article/index/238...-with-her-mind

    Here is using brain waves to control computer devise.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC2vDrhxH_0

    Hypnosis is something else. It is kind of a sleep. When the brain is in a state of hypnosis someone or a TV commercial can plant thoughts in the brain, and later, the person may react to the implanted thought. That could be getting sick when smoking, which stops the urge to smoke, or absolutely having to have whatever has been advertised. Or thinking an onion smells like a rose when under the control of a hypnotist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rita View Post
    I will say here, the tongue can be used for vision.

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    Brainport Vision Device helps a blind man "see" - YouTube
    Incredible.
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    Blending the reality of hypnosis with brainports with this other thread, makes for some interesting thoughts. What is the ultimate truth behind our universe?

    Our perceived reality of gross matter and solid objects might be like a state of hynosis? We need our eyes to have full vision, but sight is also a function of the brain and to a limited degree the tongue with a man made sensor can see. However, this vision is nothing like the vision of our eyes, which have better sensors than a computer chip on our tongue. When we read silently, we hear the words in our heads. Even when all our senses are working perfectly, they are limited, and drugs like LSD can really scramble our perceptions. We extend our senses with teleoscopes and microscopes and sensors that can see in the dark or that can see heat. With such devices we can see things we do not normally see, and our perception of reality changes with what we learn form inhanced sensing dvices. So are we operating in reality of an illusion of reality? Is our consciousness sort of like a state of hynosis?
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