Two human brains have been directly linked to play a game over the internet for the first time.

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%.

» Continue reading: Two Human Brains Directly Connected To Play Parlour Game Over The Internet

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