Science & Technology
Can two minds be linked together ?
By T.K. Randall
April 6, 2013 · 16 comments
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Scientists have developed a mind control mechanism allowing a human to control a rat with thought alone.
Researchers were recently able to link together the brains of two rats to facilitate collaborative problem-solving, but until now such experiments have never been conducted on humans because they require invasive implants. Scientists at Harvard Medical School in Boston however have found a way around this problem by using a special electrode cap that can monitor a person's brain activity without the need for implants.
Through the mechanism a volunteer was able to make the tail of a rat move simply by willing it to happen in their mind. In the future such a system could be used to let two people collaborate on a complex problem or to help a paralyzed individual recover control of their arm by having someone else move it for them.
Telepathic control of another person's body is a small step closer. By linking the technologies of two brain/computer interfaces, human volunteers were able to trigger movement in a rat's tail using their minds.
Source: New Scientist
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