Mind Neuroscience

But I thought that thought was thought to be just the random buzz of neurons …

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Scientists Steer Car With the Power of Thought

ScienceDaily (Feb. 21, 2011) — You need to keep your thoughts from wandering, if you drive using the new technology from the AutoNOMOS innovation labs of Freie Universität Berlin. The computer scientists have developed a system making it possible to steer a car with your thoughts. Using new commercially available sensors to measure brain waves — sensors for recording electroencephalograms (EEG) — the scientists were able to distinguish the bioelectrical wave patterns for control commands such as “left,” “right,” “accelerate” or “brake” in a test subject.

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Here’s the vid. We are, no kidding, advised not to try it at home.

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