Scientists Connect A Human Brain To The Internet For The First Time | IFLScience

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According to a press release, the team of neuroscientists and engineers have used an electroencephalogram (EEG) – a device that detects electrical signals in the brain – to transmit neurological activity to a cheap Raspberry Pi computer. This then live streams the data to a program running on a website that anyone can view at any time.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Another brain related news:

    Researchers Have Restored Consciousness In A Man Who Spent The Last 15 Years In A Vegetative State
    http://www.iflscience.com/brain/nerve-stimulation-shows-consciousness-could-be-restored-after-many-years-in-vegetative-state/

    Scientists at the French National Center for Scientific Research have used nerve stimulation to induce signs of consciousness in a man who has been in a vegetative state almost half his life.

    After a month of stimulation of the vagus nerve with a current of around a milliamp, the man was able to turn his head on request.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Scientists Connect Brain Cells to Machines Over the Internet
    https://www.labiotech.eu/brain/brain-machine-interface-internet/

    An international group of researchers has set up a brain-machine interface between cultured nerve cells and electronic chips linked over the internet, which could lead to the development of AI implants for treating neurological disorders.

    As described in a study published in Nature Scientific Reports, the team set up a system where cultured rat nerve cells in Italy could send real-time electrical signals to artificial neurons — circuits that behave like nerve cells — in Switzerland. The online signals were passed via electronic synapses — or ‘memristors’ — in the UK. The signals could also go the other way, sending communications from the artificial nerve cells to the biological nerve cells.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    UNCONSCIOUS PATIENTS CAN NOW ‘SPEAK’ WITH BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACE TECH
    https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/unconscious-patients-can-now-sort-of-speak-to-us

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Scientists make artificial and biological neurons communicate over the internet
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/neural-network-rat-neurons/

    Despite the continued assurances of pioneers like Elon Musk, the idea of a biological brain interfacing with a computer still sounds like science fiction. But scientists in the U.K., Switzerland, Germany, and Italy are here to remind you that it really isn’t. In a recent experiment, the researchers fired up a working neural network that let biological and silicon-based artificial brain cells communicate with one another over an internet connection.

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