In a first-ever demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body, two monkeys trained at the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering learned to employ brain activity alone to move an avatar hand and identify the texture of virtual objects.

You may read the news report at Duke University here or at Nature News here.

The relevant publication in Nature may be found here:

O’Doherty, J. E. et al. Nature advance online publication, (2011)

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