Technologically advanced telepathy has been made possible by a team of researchers from Harvard University, France and Spain. They were able to successfully transmit information in brain-to-brain messages.
Sky reports that the messages were sent from India and were received in France, a 5,000-mile distance. The study involved four participants between the ages of 28 and 50, and no invasive surgery was used.
One participant in India was assigned to transmit the thought with a brain-computer interface. The others were assigned to receive the message. The first participant was shown a series of words translated into binary and was told to envision actions associated with each (such as moving hands for a 1 or legs for a 0).
Electroencephalogry was used to monitor brain signals from the outside. It records thoughts as outgoing messages and sends them over an Internet connection. In the study, electromagnetic induction stimulated the visual cortex of the brain to pass the thoughts to the other three participants in France.
"We wanted to find out if one could communicate directly between two people by reading out the brain activity from one person and injecting brain activity into the second person, and do so across great physical distances by leveraging existing communication pathways," the study's coauthor Alvaro Pascual-Leone said.
"One such pathway is, of course, the Internet, so our question became 'Could we develop an experiment that would bypass the talking or typing part of internet and establish direct brain-to-brain communication between subjects located far away from each other in India and France?"
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