Friday, November 7, 2014

Researchers are working on technology for the transmission of thought – Gulli

In August 2013, the research team had demonstrated that two human brains can communicate with each other. The second, more extensive study, the scientists see now confirmed their results. In the recent test run they worked with three pairs of participants, who were in different buildings on the university campus and had no way to communicate with each other. They presented one of the people a computer game with the task of defending a city with guns and missiles. The participants could not use their hands, but should think the firing of weapons only. An EEG was reading their brain activity and sends electrical impulses via the Internet to a second subject. This sat in a darkened room without presentation of the computer game and had only a touchpad with her right hand. The part of her brain that is responsible for the control of hand movements was connected via a solenoid attached to a swimming cap with the computer that received the signals from the transmitter. Fired the transmitter in thoughts a weapon, so shrugged the hand of the person receiving and solved the touchpad from the shot in the computer game. This in turn saw the subject who had the initial idea. However, the error rate in the transmission of these messages ranged from 25 to 83 percent. The team led by Rajesh Rao, associate professor of engineering and computer science at the University of Washington and lead author of the work, this led to the fact that the sender did not export their thoughts on the statement “firing” accurate enough. Nevertheless, considered co-author Andrea Stocco results as trend: “The new study brings our paradigm of brain-to-brain coupling closer to a usable technology.”


telepathy on the computer soon for everyday use?


Also in Spain it was scientists recently succeeded in showing the ability of the brain to non-verbal communication by telepathy. However, in contrast to the Washington team, they examined only one transmitter brain and passed the test by not in real time. The US team now wants to build on our own results and explore the future, as more complex, visual and psychological information between two brains can be transferred. The influence of alertness and fatigue on brain waves will be the subject of their work, as well as the communication of knowledge by telepathy. Assistant Professor Chantal Prat “. Imagine a brilliant scientist before, but this is not a particularly good teacher Complex knowledge is difficult to explain, because we are limited by our language.” With the help of a subsidy in the amount of one million dollars by a private foundation, the scientists of the University of Washington want to advance their research in the field of brain-to-brain coupling now on. / Kk


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