A researcher from the United States, Rajesh Rao, was able to transmit a command to his partner using electromagnetic signals from the brain. According to the scientists' plan, Rajesh was to send a signal to his colleague Andrea Stokko, who was on the other side of the university campus
The young man played a computer game by pressing the right button of the mouse with his index finger. He was placed in a remote university building and attached to his head with electrodes leading to an encephalograph, which recorded electromagnetic signals from the brain.
Rao did all the necessary actions in his mind, that is, he did not press the buttons of the mouse and keyboard with his fingers.
The young people were in touch via Skype, but the screens of the program were turned off. As a result of Rao's mental effort, his partner Stocco's fingers pressed the mouse button every time Rao tried to fire a shot in his mind.
“This strange sensation was like a nervous tic,” Stokko says. - My finger moved against my will!
Participants expressed a desire to continue to work on improving the technique of direct transmission of information from one participant's brain to another. According to Stokko, this time the scientists managed to achieve a one-way transfer of information, but they intend to achieve the possibility of transferring more complex data.
Experimenters Matthew Brian, Joseph Wu, Alex Dager and Janedi have already called the achievements a great breakthrough in science: previously, scientists were able to transfer the simplest information only between animals.