Cambridge - For the first time, scientists have managed to send a message to the mind of another person without contact between the two. With telepathy. Remarkably, 2 people are thousands of miles apart: one in India, the other in France.
Telepathy is the ability to communicate or exchange the information with others without using the senses. Two people were able to converse with each other without speaking.
The research, led by experts from Harvard University showed that the technology can be used to transmit information from one brain to another person. In this case, the distance is not a problem.
"Technology dream telepathy. However, that it was not magic, not magic," says Giulio Ruffini, theoretical physicist and co-author of research, such as Liputan6.com quotes from the Telegraph, Saturday (09/06/2014).
"We use electromagnetic technology to interact with the human brain."
In the experiments, one using an electroencephalogram or EEG is wirelessly connected to the internet (wireless). Prior to this study, most researchers have used EEG technology to facilitate interaction between the human brain and the computer
The first person enrolled in the study were asked to think of a simple greeting, such as "hola" or "ciao".
EEG computer then translates the words into binary code digital code, is presented by a series of 1s or 0s.
Then, the message is sent via electronic mail or email from India to France, received computer-brain interface (CBI), which then sends the message to the recipient brain through non-invasive brain stimulation. The recipient saw flashes of light in peripheral vision (peripheral vision) them - in numerical order which allows the receiver to decode the data in the message.
It is important to note that this information is not communicated to the subject by a touch, visual, or auditory cues There are special measures taken to block sensory input. All this is done to make sure the communication is done from brain to brain - although channeled several different media.
"We want to know whether two people can communicate directly with how to read a person's brain activity and brain activity suggests it to the second. Doing it travels long distances by utilizing existing communication channels," said another author Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology Harvard Medical School.
"One of these lines is of course the internet. So the question is." Whether we can develop an experiment to cut parts that require talking or typing when using the Internet and establish direct communication of the brain-to-brain between subjects located far from each other in India and France? "
"We hope that in the long term this could radically change the way we communicate with each other," says Ruffini.
Detailed explanation of the technology telepathy experiments published in the journal PLoS ONE: "Conscious Brain-to-Brain Comm"