Robotic Monkey Shines

Monkeys have been trained to control a robotic arm by using their thoughts. A video shows a macaque monkey feeding itself marshmallows in a report from Nature News. Monkeys move robotic arm using brain power.

In 2003, Time Magazine reported that two rhesus monkeys with micro-electrodes in their brains could play video games by using a robotic joystick – Robo-Monkey’s Reward.

Research in brain-machine interfaces may one day allow paraplegics to use the power of thought to control prosthetic limbs and devices.

In the movie Monkey Shines (10098), a trained Rhesus monkey helps a quadriplegic man. The man’s thoughts can control the monkey … until the servant becomes the master.

Video: Monkey Shines movie trailer.
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Dune 1984

Dune (1984) was written and directed by David Lynch. The Dune novel was written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965.
This movie version strays from the novel’s story and has been criticized for its weirdness.

Suk Imperial Conditioning was used to train Dr. Wellington Yueh so that he could be trusted to treat his ruler.

Video: Dune movie trailer.

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Dr. Wellington Yueh (Dean Stockwell) is seen with Dr. Liet-Kines

in this deleted scene.

Dune (Extended Edition)
Dune (Extended Edition)

Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Planet Of The Apes (1968)

This was the movie that started the science fiction franchise movie machine. That was before Star Trek, Star Wars and The Matrix.
Dr. Zira (Kim Hunter) and scientist Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) want to help George Taylor (Charlton Heston), an astronaut who crash landed on the Planet Of The Apes. Dr. Zaius (Maurice Evans) would rather kill him.

Video: Planet Of The Apes movie trailer.
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Planet Of The Apes
Planet Of The Apes – The Legacy Collection (6 DVDs)

Charly

Charly (1968)

Dr Richard Nemur and Dr Anna Straus perform experimental surgery on Charlie Gordon (Cliff Robertson) who is a mentally retarded man. Will the surgery give him intelligence?

Video: Charly video montage.
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Charly
Charly