Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface


brain-controlUniversity 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.

Text: Doree Armstrong and Michelle Ma | Photo: University of Washington

Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal to Andrea Stocco on the other side of the UW campus, causing Stocco’s finger to move on a keyboard.

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