Showing posts with label University of Washington. Show all posts
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sending Brain Waves over the Internet

Concepts such as remote viewing, transference of brain waves over the internet and actually controlling another person’s movements through technology have now become a reality.  University of Washington scientists Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco have developed a brain-to-brain communication method over the internet. As one participant thinks of an action the other will move their finger from some remote location. 

Before the brain can send the signal it takes some time to train it to send the right signals that the computer can capture. The sending participant thinks about shooting at some object on the screen and the cursor begins to move as the computer picks up on this signal. As the sender thinks such information the receiver in a different location will take the information from the internet and know to press the “shoot button”. 

Previous studies have shown similar results between rats, a human and a rat, and for the first time human to human. Since the beginning of man the only way to transfer thoughts was through language or actions. Now humans are able to directly control the actions of another person over the Internet. Both participants have to be willing and trained participants. 

There are some advantages for learning in the future. Complex concepts transferred through words often take high levels of energy and time to master. Yet with the use of new technology it may be possible to show people how to complete certain functions remotely and in ways that help them learn quickly. If this technology gives you a bit of a shiver you might not be the only one. At least for now no one can tell you how to act over the Internet.