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Lunchtime Video: Paralyzed man will walk at World Cup

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SAO PAULO (NBC) - Amid the samba rhythms and the swirling dancers featured during the soccer World Cup's opening ceremony on Thursday, one moment is likely to make jaws drop across the globe.

Paralyzed from the waist down, a young Brazilian will rise from his wheelchair, walk a few steps and kick the tournament's first ball.

This scene seemingly from science fiction will involve no trickery. He will do it using his brain power.

NBC News was given exclusive access to a laboratory where the technology was developed and met the doctor who was inspired by the almost-telepathic understanding between the players of the great Brazilian soccer teams he has watched since boyhood.

Watch what scientists are calling a "jaw-dropping" moment.
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