I have ALWAYS been uneasy about adjusting my state of consciousness via external means, yet even I’m enthusiastic about the social implications of the new “Thync” wearable technology. Some tech reviewers have been comparing its ambition-enhancing or emotionally centering effects to those of coffee or marijuana but without the downsides.…
Researchers from Switzerland have developed an innovative gene regulation device operated via brain waves. Researchers led by Martin Fussenegger, biotechnology and biomechanics professor of the Department of Biosystems at Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, developed a gene network that uses brain waves to control gene expression or the conversion…
The ability to read people’s minds still belongs to science fiction, but, in fact, neuroscience has already taken tangible steps toward making it a reality. Here are some of the recent technological advances that allowed researchers to “crack” the human mind. 1. Extracting words directly from the human brain Neuroscientists…
While everyone marvels over the Internet and mobile device technology, medical breakthroughs are happening nearly as fast. In fact, it's quite common for most technologies to be adapted to service other practical functions in various devices. It's a cohesive development as one improvement for a specific use is augmented to…
Space is getting closer
In 2014, two spacecraft that will help people finally reach Mars will be tested. In September, NASA will launch spacecraft Orion, designed for deep space missions, in a 4-hour flight around the Earth.
Also next year the first launch of the rocket Falcon Heavy, developed by a private company SpaceX, will take place. It is able to (more…)
Scientists say that we may soon be able to control flying drones with our minds, and communicate almost telepathically via smart phones, thanks to temporary electronic tattoos. Todd Coleman, associate professor of bioengineering at the University of California, is developing non-invasive means to control electronics with the mind – a technique that can be used by practically anybody.
Controlling machines by thought alone is no longer strictly the domain of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have given people the ability to control robots with their thoughts, giving hope that one day we will be able to overcome the disadvantages of serious injury and disability with the help of bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.
But brain implants are an invasive technology, and perhaps should only be used in people who need them for medical reasons. Instead, Coleman and his team are developing flexible wireless chips that read brain activity, which can be placed on the hand in the form of a temporary tattoo. (more…)
Neuroscientists invented a method that allows to convert brain waves into words.
In fact, our thoughts are located in a region of the brain called superior temporal gyrus, which is a part of the auditory system. It makes it possible for us to elicit sense from the sounds we hear, distinguish words and understand their meaning. This brain region was used by the scientists of the University of California at Berkeley (USA) to decode the inner dialogue of the human mind.
Scientists have designed a device that reads thoughts. They tried the “iBrain” on British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.
A mind-reading device is created by scientists in California to be used in patients with diseases such as of Stephen Hawking, which removes the ability to communicate with the environment. (more…)