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.
It’s the worst nightmare you probably didn’t know you had. That your thoughts are no longer your own. In Listening, a new indie movie, the ability to read minds has been invented—and, as you’d expect, it doesn’t go particularly well.
Recent advances in brain-computer interfaces are turning the science fantasy of transmitting thoughts directly from one brain to another into reality.
For the first time ever, neuroscientists have demonstrated the viability of direct — and completely non-invasive — brain-to-brain communication in humans. Remarkably, the experiment allowed subjects to exchange mentally-conjured words despite being 5,000 miles apart.
Science fiction and fantasy are full of people who can do amazing stuff with their minds. Telepathy, telekinesis, pyrokinesis, and just regular mind control. But who has the absolute coolest mind powers of all?
In what might be the first documented case of technologically-assisted interspecies telepathy, an international team of researchers has successfully created a non-invasive brain-to-brain interface that allows humans to make a rat move involuntarily. The breakthrough could lead to more advanced techniques in which a…
Last month, researchers created an electronic link between the brains of two rats separated by thousands of miles. This was just another reminder that technology will one day make us telepaths. But how far will this transformation go? And how long will it take before humans evolve into a fully-fledged hive mind? We…
Telepathy isn't real. You can't read minds with nothing but the tools you were born with. But add a little bit of wiring and that starts to change. Scientists have now managed to get two lab rats to think in-sync with just a little augmentation.
So you want to be a psychic. You want to make tons of money, preying on desperate, gullible people. Let's assume you don't actually have psychic powers — or else, you already know that you don't need to read this article. For the rest of us, pretending to have clairvoyant abilities is a whole complicated art form.
Quentin Dupieux's cult hit Rubber had the good manners to open with a direct pronouncement of its philosophy: "No reason," Stephen Spinella's layers-deep meta impresario (Officer Chad) repeated again and again.
We all know that superheroes like Superman or Thor are completely impossible. But just for the sake of argument, are there any superpowers that could actually exist in the real world? We assembled a panel of experts to find out.
Chances are you've heard of Clever Hans, the horse who could perform arithmetic. But have you heard of early 20th century experiments in dog telepathy? Here's a snapshot of one such ridiculous experiment.
There's a whole heap of cult fodder for you this week, including the new Black Lightning trailer, a disturbing new Telepathy trailer, our favorite TV comics getting into the scifi business and more flying babies.
You've probably been wondering why you feel like your timing is always off. That's because the law of time has been out of whack. Luckily the Galactic Research Institute has a plan - and a new theory of time and telepathy!
Paving the way for Vulcans, Slan, Espers, Professor X and Babylon 5's Lyta Alexander, SF writers of the Pre-Golden Age (1904-33) dared to imagine how normal people might react if telepaths were discovered among us.
From the "how the hell did we miss this" department comes word that the U.S. military is hard at work creating "thought helmets" for its soldiers. If fully realized, this mind-interfacing piece of gear would allow for what plebeians would call magic, and Arthur C. Clark would call basic telepathy. The "good" news is…
In case you've ever wanted to dabble in telepathy, NeuroSky Inc. has prototyped a new sensor that lets you control your cellphone with brainwaves. Based on similar medical technology, the system can roughly measure brain relaxation and concentration to pass on appropriate commands to a cellphone. Though the system is…
With $4 million from the US Army, scientists at UC Irvine will study synthetic telepathy, otherwise known as sending and receiving messages using your mind. The scientists believe that this amazing new form of communication could benefit stroke victims who can't speak—but also aid soldiers in the battlefield. If it…