If you're hung up on a brain-twizzling problem, crack a brew. A new study from the University of Illinois suggest that, contrary to common belief, alcohol's buzz might actually improve your problem-solving skills.
The original Mindflex was like playing basketball, but for your brain. Seriously, it read your brainwaves to move the ball. This new Mindflex Duel uses the same idea, but now you get to go head-to-head (or brain-to-brain) against a friend.
We usually assume words are just a way of expressing ideas already in our heads. But what if it's the other way around? Some linguists say the languages we speak fundamentally alter the way we think, and even perceive reality.
A Cornell University professor analyzed 150 of the highest grossing movies of the last 70 years. The more recent the movie, he found, the closer it adhered to the mathematical formula that describes the human attention span.
You already know what's on my mind, but what if you could see exactly what I'm thinking about? Might not be long before you can, because there have been some minor successes in thought decoding technology.
Remember the Neurosky mind-gaming headset we tried earlier this year? The one that actually worked? It's getting a free SDK.
Putting a ball through a hoop is no big deal, unless you're using your brain to do it.
A new project somewhere—readers, can you fill us in if you know—allows two users to type in a computer screen using only the power of their minds. The participants, Heath Ledger and some lady, are navigating possible letters by just thinking about the choices.