Researchers reported that they have built the first human-to-human brain-to-brain interface, allowing two humans — separated by the internet — to consciously communicate with each other, with no additional sensory cues.
Nevertheless, one researcher, attached to a brain-computer interface (BCI) in India, successfully sent words into the brain of another researcher in France, who was wearing a computer-to-brain interface (CBI).
In short, the researchers have created a device that enables telepathy, reports the extremetech.
However, in the future, rather than vocalizing speech — or vainly attempting to vocalize your emotions — your friend/lover/family member might just pluck those words and thoughts right out of your head, the report added.
Over the last few years, researchers have started to get quite good at reading your brain activity — your thoughts.
Commercial brain-computer interfaces that you can plug into your computer’s USB port have been around for a good four or five years now, and in the last couple of years we’ve seen advanced technologies that can be implanted directly into your brain.
To create a brain-to-brain connection you also need the other side of the equation, however, you need to be able to take some data and input it into someone else’s brain — and that, as you can imagine, is proving to be a bit harder.
Now, a team of international researchers have cracked it.
On the Brain Computer Interface (BCI) side of things, the researchers used a fairly standard EEG (electroencephalogram) from Neuroelectrics.For the Computer Based Interlocking (CBI), which requires a more involved setup, a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) rig was used.TMS is somewhat similar to Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS), in that it can stimulate regions of neurons in your brain — but instead of electrical current, it uses magnetism.The important thing is that TMS is non-invasive — it can stimulate your brain (and thus cause you to think or feel a certain way) without having to actually cut into your brain and use some electrodes.