20 Questions Study Brings Us A Step Closer To Mind Reading
A new study in brain-to-brain communication placed participants a mile apart and asked them to play a game of 20 Questions with just their minds.By Ryan Biek | September 24, 2015
Out of all the superpowers in the book, one of the coolest would be reading people's minds. Well, psychologists are one step closer to that ability. (Video via 20th Century Fox Film Corporation / "X-Men: First Class")
A new study in brain-to-brain communication had participants a mile apart playing a game of 20 Questions — with just their minds.
In the University of Washington experiment, the "asker" was equipped with a magnetic coil positioned near the back of the head to stimulate activity in the part of the brain that processes visual information. The "answerer" — who sat a mile away — wore an EEG to record and transmit electrical impulses in the brain.