mind reading possible?

Mind reading is one of the favorite items of science fiction books and cinema. A number of technological developments are moving from day to day to move this subject from the fiction to the real world. In the past years, three different experiments have been carried out on the reading of the mind through the researches on it. Although information communicated from one brain to another is a simple set of motor motion commands, it is an exciting development in science. In February 2014, researchers at the University of Duke linked the brains of two different lab facilities to each other for this purpose. One of the mice used in the experiment caught an electrical signal from an electrode in the cortex when pressed from either lever to the right or to the left. The researchers transformed this detected signal into signal pulses, transmitting it via the Internet to another cortex of the pharynx. The second mouse, which was trained in a way that could distinguish between two different types of beats, pressed one of the levers according to the incoming signal. The mouse received the signal and pushed it to a high position, as high as 64% of the mice. Although this rate is not very high, it is a much better rate than a random choice. Researchers at Harvard University have also shown that people who are attached to an electroencephalography (EEG) device can establish a mental connection with mice. When a person's cerebral waviness is converted into ultrasonic pulses and the mouse enters a specific region of the motor cortex, the mouse's tail is shaken.

In August of 2014, the researchers who came together at Washington University explained to the scientific circles that they had established an interface between the brains of two people for the first time. In the experiment, Rajesh Rao, who manages the project, started playing a video game by wearing an EEG title. His research friend Andrea Stocco was online at Rao, elsewhere on the campus, with an electromagnetic pulse source touching the skull of the left motor cortex. Rao gave his friend the command of "fire" in a stroke just by way of thinking. A computer received cerebral waves and sent signal pulses to Stocco. Stocco's fingers on his keyboard fired at the "fire" key when the signal was slightly off. It is believed that such techniques may be of great help in the future when paralyzed people recover with physical therapy. Stocco thinks that the process of rehabilitation can be accelerated considerably by communicating a number of signals to healing people. But of course this and all similar applications are just fictitious for now, and it is difficult to predict how likely these applications will be.
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