Brain waves from thoughts of sounds used to move cursor

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    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12990211

    They say we are really 20 - 30 years behind from what Governments know, so just imagine what is really possible.
     
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    Whoa...
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    Lightsabers anyone?
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    this shit is gonna be in nintendos next console or something like it you wait and see!
     
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    Cool!
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    Just so people are aware these kinds of systems are not intended for general use, ever. There is no 'brain wave' that is associated with moving the cursor to the right that applies generally. The subjects need to teach the system what brain activity correlates to an action. This is hard because your brain is constantly generating signals so the difficult part has been to parse out this huge stream of data and separate it from the 'noise' of regular brain activity. These technologies are great for disabled people who have no other way of communicating, or the alternatives are really slow in comparison. But you're not going to see any neuro-interface to control your computer any time soon. Just as reference, Dragon Dictate still requires hours of training just to get it to understand you. These neuro-systems generally require months of intensive training just to get really basic stuff coming out. Again the months of effort is worth it for critically disabled people, but if you're brain is healthy, just typing or speaking is much faster [​IMG]
     
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    Atari did it first.
     
  10. Cyan

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    Brain computer interface is not new, monkeys already played video games and moved mechanical arm over internet only by thought.

    These Brain interfaces have a better signal when they are implanted directly in the brain, under the arachnoid.
    Putting censors on the head, like EEG, works but the signal is distorted and lowered because of the head's skull.

    There's different interfaces, some of them are receivers others are transmitters.
    There's a video receiver (BrainPort) you just put on your tongue, no surgical needed, to see some basic image and light. it helps blind people walk around obstacles.


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    Wow, now anyone can be psychic!