Direct brain-to-brain connection transmits signals over the internet

9. 24. 15 by 
The Breakthrough

Researchers at the University of Washington have experimented with a brain-to-brain connection which allowed pairs of participants to transmit answers to questions from one person to the other using their brain signals and the Internet. This experiment was done in darkened rooms within two of the university’s labs that are located a mile apart and involved five pairs that played 20 rounds of the question-and-answer game. The participants were able to provide the correct answers 72% of the time.

The Implications

Although the experiment did not produce perfect results, this breakthrough already has a lot of potential which can lead to further studies in the future. The research team at the University of Washington is also working to transmit various brain states, which will further expand their study on the effectiveness of transmitting brain signals.


Care about supporting clean energy adoption? Find out how much money (and planet!) you could save by switching to solar power at UnderstandSolar.com. By signing up through this link, Futurism.com may receive a small commission.

Share This Article

Keep up.
Subscribe to our daily newsletter to keep in touch with the subjects shaping our future.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement and Privacy Policy

Advertisement

Copyright ©, Camden Media Inc All Rights Reserved. See our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Data Use Policy. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Futurism. Fonts by Typekit and Monotype.