Telepathic Brainstorming

It's science!

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Washington have created an amazing game that relies on brain waves for communication. It takes three people to play the game, and while it wasn't good for delivering complex thoughts or actual mind-reading, it did allow people to commuicate telepathically to decide whether or not to rotate a block. It's pretty simple but it's a start at seeing how humans might be able to nonverbally communicate with one another by thought alone. 

The researchers even gave the participants false information to see whether or not they were communicating effectively only to discover that the subjects were able to tell which thoughts were real or not most of the time. It's a very interesting experiment that points a step closer to actual mind-reading, if that will ever truly be possible, and it would be interesting to see where these researchers take their findings.

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