Monday, September 18, 2017

Here's an interesting little article about connecting the human brain directly to the internet.

In what is hailed as a major scientific breakthrough, researchers have managed to connect the human brain to the internet for the first time ever.

This research thought to be the world’s first, biomedical engineers from the Witz University have connected the human brain to the internet in real time. The data collected from this project could help pave the next steps in learning machines and brain-computer interfaces and artificial intelligence.




The project has been dubbed as “Brainternet” and essentially turns the brain into an “Internet of Things” (a network of connected physical objects) within the World Wide Web. The project works through electroencephalography (EEG) signals from brain waves gathered by a device connected to the user’s head, a statement said on the website of Medical Express.

The signals are transmitted to a low-cost Raspberry Pi computer, which communicates them to the application’s interface, visualizing an open internet site, where anyone can view its activity. What does this mean? Well, basically its a special window into someone else’s neural activity that has open access.


“Ultimately, we’re aiming to enable interactivity between the user and their brain so that the user can provide a stimulus and see the response,” project coordinator Adam Pantanowitz, a lecturer in the Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering, said in a statement.

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