Mapping the Brain May Lead to Thought Control Technology
Mapping the Brain ( TeK-THinK)
When you think, electrical impulses are firing across pathways making connections, triggering memories or firing muscles. These electrical signals can be detected with sensitive but hopefully non intrusive sensors and if we can map the signal signature to a motion ( or how about a thought) then maybe we can make the signal do something external to ourselves, such as move a robot arm.
In this way, by analysing brain activity linked to hand and arm movements, a team has built just such a robot arm. Imagine if using the power of thought, a paralysed person could learn to make complex hand movements by thinking in a certain way.
Food for thought no doubt. What else could we do with this technology