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Typing With Your Brain

December 23rd, 2009 12:40 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

destinyland writes “This article asks, ‘Why bother to type a document using a keyboard when you can write it by simply thinking about the letters?‘ A brain wave study presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society shows that people with electrodes in their brains can ‘type’ using just their minds. The study involved electrocorticography — a sheet of electrodes laid directly on the surface of the brain after a surgical incision into the skull. (‘We were able to consistently predict the desired letters for our patients at or near 100 percent accuracy,’ explains one Mayo clinic neurologist.) And besides typing, there’s new brain wave applications that can now turn brain waves into music and even Twitter status updates — by thought alone.”

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