One man's brain causes other man's hand to move

August 28, 2013 7:13:36 PM PDT
Science fiction has become science fact. It may seem like a "Jedi mind trick," or a "Vulcan mind meld."

At the University of Washington in Seattle, they used one person's brain to control another person's brain & actions.

It's the first human-to-human brain interface.

Here's how it worked - researcher Rajesh Rao was hooked up to an electrode cap watching a computer screen, playing a video game with his mind.

Rao IMAGINED moving his hand to press a key.

That brain signal went across the internet and across campus to another researcher, Andrea Stocco, who was wearing an electrical brain stimulator.

Suddenly, Stocco's right index finger moved -

"Yay! yes!" hooted the researchers in both laboratories.

The researchers say it was both exciting and eerie to watch someone remotely control another person's brain.

They say what's depicted in sci-fi is far from reality yet, but they've proven the concept.

The Washington researchers say the possibilities for this new technology are endless.


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