Have you ever actually been worried about mind reading? It turns out that we should all be. It is not some sort of scheme to try and trick you into thinking that anybody can read your mind, but an experiment that connected two brains. It was the first ever experiment that linked two different brains and, if the results are accurate, it looks like somebody can actually know what you are thinking about.
The experiment was conducted by brain scientists from the University of Washington who were open minded and brave enough to test a method that seems to have been taken from a science fiction novel. And if you want to find out how this has been done, we actually recommend that you take a moment to mentally prepare for what is to come because it is going to be so simple that you would ask yourselves how you did not think about it before.
The researchers conducted the experiment with the aid of “20 Questions”. It is quite a popular guessing game because of its simplicity: one person has to think about a random object while the other is trying to guess what object the former was thinking about using 20 questions. We also need to ask that these are yes or no questions, so there is not really much to go on to begin with.
Two volunteers played the game while being one mile apart from each other in the campus facility and one of them had to wear and EGG. The EGG is more commonly known in science as an electroencephalography and it is used to pick up any type of signal that a brain emits. The other volunteer had to wear an electrode cap and picked up an object. He was then using the computer to obtain more information about that object.
The yes-no answers had a very specific way of being sent. They were being sent via internet: yes was sent as a signal to the receiver while the no was not sent at all. So the method of interpretation was quite easy. And it worked. While the two were playing the game, they were able to reach a successful answer in approximately 70% of the cases.
The result is astonishing and researchers believe it might have great impact in future generations if used appropriately. For example, one “awaken” brain can send information to another sleepy one or a healthy brain can tell a sick one how to react to the sickness.
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