First human brain-to-brain interface

Two humans, at the University of Washington, have been connected brain-to-brain, via the internet in an experiment which researchers compared to a “mind meld” from Star Trek.    Image © University of Washington    Watch the video…

Brain-to-brain interfacing: Rajesh Rao, from the University of Washington, has successfully used his mind to control the hand of his colleague, Andrea Stucco, via a Skype connection!



“Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal to Andrea Stocco on the other side of the UW campus, causing Stocco’s finger to move on a keyboard.

While researchers at Duke University have demonstrated brain-to-brain communication between two rats, and Harvard researchers have demonstrated it between a human and a rat, Rao and Stocco believe this is the first demonstration of human-to-human brain interfacing.”

“The Internet was a way to connect computers, and now it can be a way to connect brains,” Stocco said. “We want to take the knowledge of a brain and transmit it directly from brain to brain.”



via EarthSky

source University of Washington