Category: Computer-Brain Interfaces

Want to replace painful memories with happy ones? ‘Total Recall’ technology will soon let scientists tweak our brain waves… but it may allow cyber criminals to ‘steal’ our minds

Want to replace painful memories with happy ones? ‘Total Recall’ technology will soon let scientists tweak our brain waves… but it may allow cyber criminals to ‘steal’ our minds

Steven Adams | The Daily Mail | Source URL It’s a dream long held by science-fiction writers: that one day we will be able to erase painful memories and create happy ones. But now scientists at Oxford University say that fiction is closer to reality than we might have thought. […]

Your THOUGHTS could be your next password, researchers say

The Conversation | Source URL Your brain is an inexhaustible source of secure passwords – but you might not have to remember anything. Passwords and PINs with letters and numbers are relatively easily hacked, hard to remember and generally insecure. Biometrics are starting to take their place, with fingerprints, facial […]

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

Courtney Humphries | MIT Technology Review | Source URL Hossein Rahnama knows a CEO of a major financial company who wants to live on after he’s dead, and Rahnama thinks he can help him do it. Rahnama is creating a digital avatar for the CEO that they both hope could […]

Defense Intel Chief Worried About Chinese ‘Integration of Human and Machines’

Patrick Tucker | DefenseOne | SourceURL The future of human performance is a research race, and the U.S. shouldn’t take its lead for granted, the DIA director says. The U.S. military’s top intelligence officer is increasingly worried about China’s research into “human performance enhancement,” including efforts to merge human and machine intelligence. It’s […]

Criminals could have reduced sentences if they agree to electrical brain stimulation that MAKES them feel guilty, neuroscientist says

Criminals could have reduced sentences if they agree to electrical brain stimulation that MAKES them feel guilty, neuroscientist says

Phoebe Weston | The Daily Mail | Source URL Brain stimulation could change the morality of criminals so they are forced to feel remorseful about their crime, according to a cognitive neuroscientist. Convicted criminals could have years shaved off their custodial sentences if they agree to have electrical stimulation therapy […]

The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads

MIT Technology Review | Source URL BrainNet allows collaborative problem-solving using direct brain-to-brain communication. The ability to send thoughts directly to another person’s brain is the stuff of science fiction. At least, it used to be. In recent years, physicists and neuroscientists have developed an armory of tools that can […]

DARPA Wants Brain Interfaces for Able-Bodied Warfighters

Eliza Strickland | IEEE Spectrum | Source URL The N3 program will create no-surgery-required neurotech that the general public may also find useful Until now, the neuroscience programs at DARPA, the mad science wing of the Department of Defense, have focused on technologies for warfighters who have returned home with […]

Forget passwords, ‘brainprints’ could be used to identify exactly who you are

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL Humans have a unique ‘brainprint’ that doesn’t change throughout our life, researchers have found. Known as a ‘functional fingerprint’, it could help identify people, and can even tell if people are related – and distinguish between twins. It could also unlock […]

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

Jack Corrigan | NextGov | Source URL The Defense Department’s research arm is working on a project that connects human operators’ brains to the systems they’re controlling—and vice versa. The idea of humans controlling machines with their minds has spun off sci-fi blockbusters like “Pacific Rim” and entire subgenres of […]