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In the latest example of a mind-meld, researchers employed noninvasive techniques to link the brains of a human and a rat. The man had electrodes stuck onto his scalp that picked up brain-wave activity. The rat was placed in a machine that focused ultrasound pulses through its skull to its brain, and was anesthetized so that it would not wriggle its head during the experiment.
The volunteer had a video screen placed in front of him that displayed a flickering pattern of light. If he paid attention to the screen, his brain waves would synchronize with the strobe light. If he looked away, or even if he looked at it while thinking of something else, his brain waves would not synchronize with the light flickers. When the man focused on the flickering pattern, that action signaled the ultrasound to stimulate the part of the sleeping rat's brain responsible for moving its body. In response, the rodent flicked its tail. The interface was accurate 94 percent of the time, with a time delay of only about 1.6 seconds from the moment the man initiated his intent to the rat tail's wiggling.
What do you think, ATS? What ways can you imagine using this technology?
Originally posted by Wifibrains
reply to post by tetra50
Yes, the ole avatar/username is quite fitting for this thread.
I think your right that It's a possibility thay we could already be using this tech, if not, we soon will be. What for? Who knows, but the concept in the demolition man vid I posted is definatly on the cards.
Originally posted by Bleeeeep
reply to post by smyleegrl
"What ways can you imagine using this technology?"
Surrogates meets WoW: Biblical Expansion Pack: Rev 13
Who will login as the 666th user?
This is a mad world.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
reply to post by dominicus
I promise I did a search. Ah, well.
Mods, do your thang!