23 Mar Can science make telepathy possible? – mindreading with Brain2Brain communication
Do you think neuroscience and spiritual stuff like telepathy are worlds apart? Well actually, neuroscientists are now proving quite the opposite, by connecting 2 people’s brains while they are thousands of kilometres apart. Let’s take a look!
The method: coding and sending EEG measurements
The so-called ‘brain2brain communication’ between emitter and receiver brain works as follows:
- The emitter brain is hooked up to an EEG machine.
- The measured EEG signal is coded with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
- The TMS code is sent via the Internet to a computer connected to the receiver brain.
- The TMS code is interpreted and delivered by the computer to the receiver brain’s visual cortex.
The result: a binary code of light flashes
The TMS code is experienced by the receiver as flashes of light , so-called phosphenes. The pattern of these phosphenes can serve as a binary code, to show the receiver that the emitter was moving a hand (phosphene) or moving a foot (no phosphene).
This is just the beginning
This ‘brain2brain communication’ might not be what you expect ‘real’ mindreading or telepathy to be like. But more extensive studies with rats already suggest great potential for the future: in this experiment, a rat in Brazil helps a rat in the U.S. find food in a similarly equipped cage.
Revolutionary communication opportunities
Brain2Brain communication is entirely different from the way you communicate now, at it holds great promise for the future. For one thing, it can bypass language differences. And as one scientist involved in this research said: “In theory, you could imagine that a combination of brains could provide solutions that individual brains cannot achieve by themselves” (Miguel Nicolelis).
I personally think this research is extremely cool. How about you? Do you think Brain2brain communication will actually be used in the future? And what do you think the benefits of this kind of communication are? Let’s discuss it in the comment section!