Are ‘Jedi mind tricks’ coming to a computer near you?
Researchers at the University of Washington are trying to hone “direct brain-to-brain communication” by passing a signal from one mind to the next using the Internet
The first person, while attached to a computer via an electroencephalography (EEG) cap, thinks a command. The computer then takes those brain patterns from the EEG and sends them to a second computer, attached to a second person.
The second computer sends the command via transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and the second person should, in theory, be able to follow the thought command. RT’s Meghan Lopez talks to Andrea Stocco, an assistant research professor on the project, to find out the potential uses of this technology.