They’ve just completed an experiment to implant electrodes into the brain of a pigeon, allowing them to control its movement (although not, as yet, its sphincter). The scientists haven’t said what they hope to gain from this kind of experiment, although it would make a Hollywood remake of The Birds considerably easier to shoot.
Personally, I’d be more impressed if they’d managed to implant electrodes into the brain of a man, and have him controlled by a pigeon. Maybe that’s their next step.
(via Times Online)