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From Touchpad To Thought-pad 92

An anonymous reader wrote with a story saying "Move over, touchpad screens: New research funded in part by the National Institutes of Health shows that it is possible to manipulate complex visual images on a computer screen using only the mind. The study, published in Nature, found that when research subjects had their brains connected to a computer displaying two merged images, they could force the computer to display one of the images and discard the other. The signals transmitted from each subject's brain to the computer were derived from just a handful of brain cells."
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From Touchpad To Thought-pad

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 28, 2010 @12:38PM (#34052854)

    Please people, have you guys ever used a BCI before? You learn to control one just as one learns to control an arm. You can think about moving an arm without actually moving it, just like you'll be able to (and already can) think of a BCI command without having the hardware pick up that command.

    Your mind is always active, yet your arms aren't constantly flying around. Why do people think a BCI is different?

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead