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Scientists achieve first human ‘mind meld’

Posted By admin On August 28, 2013 @ 9:52 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Nick Collins
London Telegraph [1]
August 28, 2013

From his laboratory at the University of Washington, Prof Rajesh Rao claims he was able to control the hand movements of a colleague on the other side of campus using no more than the power of thought.

A cap filled with electrodes picked up electrical signals from Prof Rao’s brain and transmitted them via the internet to a magnetic coil placed on Dr Andrea Stocco’s head.

As Prof Rao thought about tapping the space bar on his computer keyboard the coil stimulated Dr Stocco’s left motor cortex, the part of the brain which governs hand movement, and prompted him to carry out the action.

Previous studies have linked mouse brains together, and some amputees use similar technology to move robotic limbs, but the experiment is thought to be the first such connection between the brains of two people.

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[2] UK Scientists Grow A Living Human ‘Brain’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uk-scientists-grow-a-living-human-brain.html

[3] ‘Mind Meld’ Study Leading to DARPA’s Killer Robot Army: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mind-meld-study-leading-to-darpas-killer-robot-army.html

[4] Hitler would have loved The Singularity: Mind-blowing benefits of merging human brains and computers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hitler-would-have-loved-the-singularity-mind-blowing-benefits-of-merging-human-brains-and-computers.html

[5] Scientists warn future drugs will be designed to control human mind: http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientists-warn-future-drugs-will-be-designed-to-control-human-mind.html

[6] Mind reading computer that translates thought signals is unveiled by scientists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mind-reading-computer-that-translates-thought-signals-is-unveiled-by-scientists.html

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