The experiment, carried out at the University of Washington, allowed people to send signals directly from one brain to the other over the internet.
For the research, two people played a game similar to ’20 questions’ — a parlour game where you have to guess what object the other person is thinking of.
One person wore a cap measuring their brainwaves (EEG) and looked at a screen, on which was displayed an object, such as a dog.
They then responded to questions by focussing on one of two flashing LEDs.
In control experiments receivers guessed the correct object only 18% of the time.
But, when their brains were connected via the internet, the rate jumped to 72%.
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