We’re still a long ways off from achieving technologically-enabled telepathy, but a recent question-and-answer experiment by researchers at the University of Washington shows that progress is being made.
An upgraded brain-to-brain interface has allowed researchers to transmit signals from one person's brain over the internet and use those signals to control the hand motions of another person. Remarkably, the system allowed the participants to collaborate on a computer game.
Yikes, this is all kinds of creepy. Stanford scientists recently took the EEG signals from a person experiencing a convulsive seizure and converted them to tones that fell within the acoustic spectrum of the human voice. The results will send chills up your spine.
The line between life and death has been blurred by medicine for some time. When, exactly, a person stops being a mind and reverts to a bundle of random reflexes, is determined in a lot of ways, including an electroencephalogram.
Criminals and captured enemy combatants who pride themselves on their ability to withstand tough interrogations could be in for a bit of a surprise. U.S. based company Veritas Scientific is developing an EEG helmet that will pick up on the unique signatures emitted by a person's brain, allowing interrogators to pick…
Neuroscientist Adrian Owen estimates that 20 percent of patients in a so-called "vegetative state" are, in fact, capable of communicating with the outside world. This is not a delusion. Using brain imaging techniques like fMRI, Owen — pictured above — has provided some remarkably compelling evidence that…
Masaki Batoh — formerly of the Japanese experimental rock band Ghost — has recorded an album using a "brain pulse machine" (BPM) that translates brain waves into weirdly haunting and disturbing tones.
Back in August, we told you about a free course on artificial intelligence being offered by Stanford University, and co-taught by two world-renowned AI experts. The class officially started today, so if you managed to register for it on time, then good on you.
According to data recorders strapped to pigeons' heads, pigeon migration may not be too different from human navigation: the birds use landmarks to navigate, they pay more attention when in cities, and they even recognize other pigeon colonies.
Hyperventilation may be the new power button. Scientists developing brain computer interfaces (BCIs) for disabled people have had great success with EEG interfaces that allow brain signals to guide the cursor. But they couldn't solve the boot-up problem — the EEG interface just wasn't able to translate "turn on"…