“Social network of brains” lets people talk mind to mind

Oct 04, 2018, 8:38 AM EDT
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The scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle recently developed a “social network of brains,” which allowed three people to share thoughts mind to mind, helping each other advance in a collaborative Tetris-like game.

The network, called BrainNet, is the first-of-its-kind system facilitating brain-to-brain group communication and sets the stage for a future where “connected minds” would solve problems using brain-to-brain interfaces, reports Mail Online.

Researchers opine that the system is scalable and could be easily integrated with the Internet to allow cloud-based interactions between brains on a global scale, notes MIT Technology Review. The work not only holds the promise to revolutionize human communication but also expand our understanding of the human brain.