SCIENTISTS LINK BRAINS
A TEAM of researchers has released details of an experiment that linked three people’s brains up so that they had to work together to play a puzzle game.
It’s not quite the Frankenstein-style experiment that it sounds, as the three people just had sensors attached to their heads to measure their brain waves. They were playing a Tetris-style game where two players had to concentrate on their decisions, so that a third player (who couldn’t see the screen) could control the action.
The scientists say that it’s (wait for it) “the first multi-person, non-invasive, direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem solving”.
Although it’s way off in the future, some experts think that connecting lots of brains up could allow people to share their thoughts directly. That means they could work on complicated problems that they wouldn’t be able to solve on their own, especially if they can also harness the processing power of computers.
The people were hooked up to computers with electrodes