From the Inside Out: Everything You Need to Know About Mind Control

The term “mind control” conjures up visions of someone manipulating people from the outside, such as an evil, brainwashing scientist or a supernatural being that takes dominion of a person just with the power of his mind. But since people don’t experience this in their daily lives, most don’t believe in mind…

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Scientists Control One Person's Body With Another Person's Brain

Sit down for this one. Researchers at the University of Washington have figured out how to send commands from one person's brain to control a different person's muscle movement. In technical terms, it's the world's first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface. How'd they do it? Vulcan mind meld? Nope, just the… » 8/27/13 2:29pm 8/27/13 2:29pm

Harvard Scientists Have Just Invented Human-Rat Telepathy

Humans have long wished to see through the eyes of other animals—like Bran Stark's Warg ability, say—but so far the best we've achieved is mounting GoPros on them. One Harvard research team, though, has just brought us a step closer to that goal with a prototype noninvasive brain-to-brain interface allowing test… » 8/06/13 11:30am 8/06/13 11:30am

Real-Life Mind Control Let a Human Wag a Rat's Tail

Mind control is the inevitable endgame of just about every user interface. You know, Star Wars-style mind-controlled arms. But what about controlling other beings? Scientists have managed to enable a human to wag rat's tail with his mind. Bio-drones away. » 4/05/13 12:43pm 4/05/13 12:43pm

Brain Shift Radio Controls Mood with Music—Awesome or Creepy?

In Philip K. Dick's book Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep? (a.k.a. Blade Runner), the lead character Rick Deckard and his wife alter their mental states with devices called Mood Organs. Rising in the morning, Deckard dials in a "businesslike professional attitude," while his vengeful wife selects no fewer than six… » 7/20/12 7:00pm 7/20/12 7:00pm

Jedi Mind Inc. Changes Its Mind Over Company Name

Following last week's news of a possible legal confrontation with George Lucas, Jedi Mind Inc. has decided its worth spending $9.99 on a new domain name rather than risk a $5m legal claim—it's now called Mind Technologies "in order to avoid potential infringement of trademarks owned by Lucasfilm Ltd". And the Jedi Mouse? … » 8/31/10 8:53am 8/31/10 8:53am

George Lucas Presses "Lawsuit" Button on Jedi Mind Wireless Headset…

It's easy to laugh at George Lucas for suing people left right and center, but when his latest target is a company calling itself "Jedi Mind Inc." you can't help side with the bearded movie maker. They're asking for it. » 8/24/10 4:40am 8/24/10 4:40am