Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface

"[Video Link] University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher." (Thanks, Jake Dunaganan!)

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  1. First things first. How do we monetize this with sex?

  2. bwest says:

    Great news for the teledildonics industry!

  3. Spocko says:

    Bah, old news. The CIA have had this technology for years. Oops I think I've said too much...why am I hitting my self? Why am I hitting myself?

  4. My first thought was sex, but I see that's been covered. My second thought is, I'm not sure this is what it first sounds like. They put the TMS coil directly over the part of the receiver's brain that controls hand movement, and it sounds like that's the only reason the receiver moved his right hand instead of responding in some other way. So it sounds like the fact that the movement the sender was thinking of was similar to the movement the receiver performed was just a trick of the setup, and that all that was transmitted was a one-bit signal. The really exciting applications (ahem) will have to wait until the signal being transmitted is related to the action to be performed.

  5. Hey, you can't have two people wearing those hats. One has to go on a chicken or a gorilla. Obviously they are not familiar with the literature.

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