A research team from the Mayo Clinic has shown that text messaging changes the rhythm of brain wave patterns in a way that’s never seen before. The discovery shows that smartphones are literally altering the way our minds work.
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.
The minds of man and machine suffer from a glaring disconnect: The inability to interface directly with one another. We have to use our hands, keyboards, and mice to issue commands to our robotic minions and they can only respond via physical sensory mediums. But we can do better. We can use our minds. In fact, we…
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.
Samsung's got no shortage of alternate control methods up its sleeve. You've got your eye scroll and your air gestures, but how about full on mind-control? Samsung's messing with it, but it probably won't be coming to consumer devices very soon. Probably.
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…
For decades people have spoken to people in vegetative states, hoping their voices will be heard. But these days researchers are going much further than that: in controversial experiments, a group of scientists are working out how to communicate with people in comas.
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.
One thing you aren't likely to hear Sunday night from the Oscar-winning producer after accepting the trophy for Best Picture: "I'd like to thank my neuroscience partners who helped us enhance the film's script, characters, and scenes."
Toys that use brainwaves to "control" what's happening? Super lame. Gigantic propane fire launchers that use brainwaves to "control" the explosions? Awesome.
Mind-controlled toys are one of those little things that remind you we're sort of living in the future today (also: Disney FastPass). If you have some brain/computer schemes of your own, here's a thorough guide to hacking those toys.
After capturing just 3 seconds of brain activity through EEG, designers Lucas Maassen and Dries Verbruggen can carve a snapshot of your thoughts into a block of foam.
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.
The chair displays a realtime 3D HUD while the user concentrates on basic functions, such as rotating the chair left or right. That information is read by the chair via EEG waves (the electricity running along your scalp as a byproduct of your brain working). It's the same idea we've seen in recent game controllers,…
Stupid hands, always getting the glory for all of the hard work that originates with me. Now, fingers, feel your tragic irrelevance as I tweet with electric elegance without your pitiful clumsiness!
You know what I think the worst thing about having a robot army is? You have to press buttons. It's much more satisfying to get every automaton to do your bidding by just thinking it.