Experiment in reading thoughts at a distance - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 September 2015 14:49

American scientists were able to get two people to read each other's thoughts from a distance. Participants in the experiment successfully played a game of "question-answer" one of them asked a series of questions, and then accurately guess what object a second thought. The experiment was conducted in two dark rooms, spaced a half kilometers away from each other. At the beginning of the first party (in charge), shown a picture of a certain object, which he had to make a. Then the second person chosen of the questions ("This is the tree? Yes or no?" And so on) by clicking on them. Questions sent via the Internet to answer, on whose head entselografichesky wearing a helmet. Responses were given as follows: participant looked at the experience of one of the two attached to the monitor LEDs flashing at different rates. The responses were recorded electroencephalograph and sent back via the Internet asks - and sent directly into his brain, using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and through established over his head magnetic coil. TMS excited visual cortex, and the answer is "yes," the questioner has seen phosphenes (points, figures and other visual sensations that occur in humans without the influence of light on the eye). "No" does not cause any reaction and went on to put forward the questioner guesses. Five pairs of participants conducted 20 rounds of play (ten and ten of real control, with invisibly disabled TMS). Otgadki For each object you can ask three questions. Participants in the experiment successfully recognize Zagadai object in 72 percent of games (in the control rounds - only 18 per cent). Wrong answer scientists explain the slowness responsible, failures of the equipment or the wrong focus (in both light-emitting diodes instead of one). "This seems to be the most challenging experience of direct contact between the two brains of those who had previously held over the people", - said the project manager neuroscientist Stocco Andrea (Andrea Stocco). After receiving a grant of one million dollars, the group Stocco implements a variety of projects. So, scientists are trying to transmit the "spirit of the brain" from one person to another: for example, the student receives a scattered signal from the diligent, and his brain automatically begins to concentrate on the lecture. "Evolution has spent a huge amount of time to people and other animals have learned to extract information from your brain and tell it to other beings - through speech, behavior and so on. But this process is not possible without signal conversion. We're trying to expand it: open the box and send signals directly from brain to brain, with minimal change "- said Stocco.