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May 31st, 2007 admin No comments

I gotta say: wow! I had a great experience this week, because I’m a subject in a research for which I have to play a computer game with my thoughts!
It’s called BCI, for Brain-Computer Interface, and you have to wear a really silly-looking cap stuffed with electrodes. Using the signals from the electrodes, your thoughts are read. Not the words, thank god, but your intention to move. The theory is like this: when you are commanded to move say your finger and you move your finger, a certain area of your brain activates. When you decide on your own to move a finger, this same area in your brain activates, along with another area concerning your decision to move that finger. This can be read through EEG and can therefore be used to control, in this case, a computer game!

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