Agreed. Rat physiology is not that different from human physiology; if it was, then rats would not be a useful model.
It seems that 'con man' no longer auto completes for me. I guess I will have to go back to pressing that tiresome enter key.
Chrome already allows for multiple gmail logins: it's called incognito mode. I assured my girlfriend that's exclusively what I use it for.
How long are they going to keep this up for? Jeez.
I can't speak specifically about this research without reading the paper, but mathematical transformations in similar studies have used surprisingly simple linear algorithms. It turns out very little work needs to be done to turn the neural data into something useful: just pick arbitrary thresholds for movement in different degrees of freedom, and the motor cortex reorganizes itself.