Is a device capable of mind reading one step closer to a reality? Researcher recently were able to successfully send messages from one human brain to another without the use of an invasive device or surgery. Basically linking the two brains together.
International researcher Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone explained,
“We wanted to find out if one could communicate directly between two people by reading out the brain activity from one person and injecting brain activity into the second person, and do so across great physical distances by leveraging existing communication pathways.
One such pathway is, of course, the internet, so our question became, ‘Could we develop an experiment that would bypass the talking or typing part of internet and establish direct brain-to-brain communication between subjects located far away from each other in India and France ?'”
The experiment was completed using two internet-connected devices and a set up that is similar to previous bran-computer interface studies. The devices were able to relay messages to the test subjects over 5,000 miles apart.
This breakthrough study is opening doors to a brand new way of communication according to the researchers.
“We anticipate that computers in the not-so-distant future will interact directly with the human brain in a fluent manner, supporting both computer- and brain-to-brain communication routinely,” they said. “We anticipate that computers in the not-so-distant future will interact directly with the human brain in a fluent manner, supporting both computer- and brain-to-brain communication routinely.”