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People can type with only their thoughts

By T.K. Randall
December 8, 2009 · Comment icon 3 comments

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Scientists have revealed that by implanting electrodes in a human brain that person is able to type on a computer using only their mind, a breakthrough that lands us one step closer to purely thought-based communications.
By focusing on images of letters, people with electrodes in their brains can type with just their minds, scientists now reveal. These findings make up one more step on the road to mind-machine interfaces that may one day help people communicate with just their thoughts.


Source: Live Science | Comments (3)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by kurethmu 15 years ago
They've been doing this for years in comic books. Get with the times science!
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 15 years ago
Sometimes I wonder who would volunteer to add electrodes in their brain. I'm sure some are disabled patients, but are some being paid to try risky experiments like that?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jerry Only 15 years ago
I wouldn't do it, that's for sure. Put them in, then technology advances, all of a sudden all your thoughts are public broadcasts. No more alone time...


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