Three people wearing brain-reading caps have successfully played Tetris using telepathy. That’s my favourite sentence I’ve written from the past six months, and “the first successful demonstration of multi-person non-invasive direct brain-to-brain interaction for solving a task”, according to the researchers.
This went down in an experiment from the university of Washington in Seattle, where two people mentally relayed the state of a Tetris game to a third participant – who could only see the block they were manipulating. Further reading reveals this is actually only an incremental step forward in brain-to-brain connectivity, and they were playing very slowly. It’s still very cool. (more…)