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Researcher Controls Colleague's Motions in First Human Brain-to-Brain Interface


Human-to-human brain interface

University of Washington researcher Rajesh Rao, left, plays a computer game with his mind. Across campus, researcher Andrea Stocco, right, wears a magnetic stimulation coil over the left motor cortex region of his brain. Stoccos right index finger moved involuntarily to hit the "fire" button as part of the first human brain-to-brain interface demonstration.

Credit: University of Washington

University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher.

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