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The days of attacking aliens with a joystick could soon be over
thanks to a breakthrough technique where a teenager played
Space Invaders using only signals from his brain.
With a technique that takes data from the surface of the brain,
a 14-year-old boy from St. Louis was able to play the two
dimensional Atari game without so much as lifting a finger.
The boy, who already had grids implanted to monitor his brain
for epilepsy, was connected to a computer program that linked
the video game to the grids.
He was then asked to move his hands, talk, and imagine things.
The researchers correlated these movements to the different
signals fired by the brain.
"He cleared out the whole Level One basically on brain control,"
said Eric Leuthardt, a researcher at the School of Medicine at
Washington University in St. Louis.
"He learned almost instantaneously. We then gave him a more
challenging version in two-dimensions and he mastered two levels
there playing only with his imagination."
Originally posted by iori_komei
This is a great acheivement in neural remote controlling, I can't wait
to see how far this technology gos in the next few years.
I really hope a Neuro Controller can be developed, I mean how cool
would it be to play say Grand Theft Auto by just thinking about what
you want to do.
Originally posted by born_to_be_wired
Funny you mentioned GTA...so in order to play GTA with your thought what will you be thinking most of the time? Thats right kill, kill, kill, crush, kill, destroy....and since thought is the beginning of it all i can only imagine what this constant "mantra" of killing and destruction will do to some kids brain.