UW Experiment Connects Human Thoughts Over the Internet

UW Experiment Connects Human Thoughts Over the Internet

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September 23, 2015

 

Scientists from the University of Washington (UW) recently published a study showing the viability of “brain-to-brain” interfacing through the use of brainwaves monitored by an EEG device.

Using a modified version of “20 Questions” the team had volunteers answered “yes” or “no” using a flashing light. The paired participants were in separate rooms during the question answering.

One of the volunteers was hooked up to an EEG which transmitted the original participant’s thoughts using a magnetic coil placed behind the receiving participant’s head.

In the end, out of 20 games played by groups of 2, 10 volunteers could correctly guess the object in 72% of the games.

Andrea Stocco, assistant professor of psychology and a researcher at UW’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, explained that “evolution has spent a colossal amount of time to find ways for us and other animals to take information out of our brains and communicate it to other animals in the forms of behavior, speech and so on. What we are doing is kind of reversing the process a step at a time by opening up this box and taking signals from the brain and with minimal translation, putting them back in another person’s brain.”

This experiment harkens back to 2013 and a study published by researchers at Duke University and scientists at the Safra International Institute for Neuroscience of Natal have collaborated on a project to solve the question of telepathy and neurotechnology.

Miguel Nicolelis, pioneered brain-computer interfaces, explained: “In theory, you could imagine that a combination of brains could provide solutions that individual brains cannot achieve by themselves. One animal might even incorporate another’s sense of self.”

One rat was identified as an “ecoder” for being the originator of the electrical brain activity (or thoughts) and a “decoder” who received no visual prompt. In a 70% success rate, the rats were able to transit information telepathically; with the encoder influencing the choices of the decoder.

Nicolelis said: “We saw that when the decoder rat committed an error, the encoder basically changed both its brain function and behavior to make it easier for its partner to get it right. The encoder improved the signal-to-noise ratio of its brain activity that represented the decision, so the signal became cleaner and easier to detect.”

Using electrodes connecting the rat’s brains, a “super brain” was created by these researchers in the quest to understand the “organic computer” we utilize every day. The incredible aspect of the experiment arrived when the rats were electrically connected from one laboratory in Brazil and the other at Duke in North Carolina. Information was transferred through the rats successfully 7 times out of 10 which led to the conclusion that the thoughts of one animal were influencing the thoughts of another – even over a great distance.

Nicolelis asserted that they “established a functional linkage between two brains. We created a superbrain that comprises two brains.”

Nicolelis has been at the forefront of biotronic engineering for amputees with robotic limbs that are controlled by the user’s thoughts. He pioneered experiments in 2008 using the brain signals of monkeys that led to the creation of robotic limbs.


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