Due to their recent discovery, scientists have agreed that linking brains can stimulate thought communication. Technologists plan to further develop their new brain-to-brain interface to make mind reading possible and hopefully, to help ADHD children treat their affections.
Scientists at the University of Washington made an unusual experiment on Friday to prove how mind reading works. Their tests involved the use of a brain-to-brain interface, which enabled respondents to communicate with each other without voicing sounds.
Five pairs of respondents were asked to take part in the experiment, which could be better described as a ‘guessing’ game due to the nature of activities that participants had to carry out. To be more specific, the pairs were given 8 categories of objects, which inquirers had to suggest with the help of three questions. The other respondent had to provide yes-or-no answers and eventually guess the correct category of the objects.
Participants went to a lengthy preparation process for the current study. They had to learn to identify phosphene, that is, the light signals suggesting inquirers the answer that respondents have provided. The ‘yes’ answer would trigger a powerful flash in the eyes of the respondent, whereas the ‘no’ signals were less visible.
The process lasted longer than any instance of verbal communications. Respondents had to stare into red or green LED lights for approximately 20 seconds. The red light stood for a ‘yes’ answer, whereas negative answers were communicated through the green light.
At the end of the experiment, scientists have concluded that mind reading is possible with the help of the new brain-to-brain interface. 72 of the provided answers were correct, whereas in the case of control games, only 18 percent of the questions were correctly solved.
Although many more researches and improvements need to be conducted before the new system gets officially approved, scientists think they have made significant progress. They think linking brain techniques could be used to stimulate communication with impaired individuals.
The new thought communication could be of great use particularly to ADHD children. Signals may be used to project course information into the brain of ADHD pupils and thus, get them to pay more attention.
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