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The world of mind-control zombie armies may have gotten just a little closer: Scientists say they've hooked up one person's brain to the Internet, to control the finger of another person playing a video game.

“The Internet was a way to connect computers, and now it can be a way to connect brains,” University of Washington psychology professor Andrea Stocco said Tuesday in a news release. “We want to take the knowledge of a brain and transmit it directly from brain to brain.”

Stocco played the role of the mind slave in the experiment. Rajesh Rao, a computer science and engineering professor at the University of Washington, played the part of the puppetmaster. Or should that be the fingermaster?
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wondering how's that possible? Did they transfer that signal to the brain or to the finger directly? makes a HUGE difference.

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this has been doable for as long as transcranial magnetic stimulation existed.

It's just the resolution of the induced electrical stimulation that has been improving.
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wondering how's that possible? Did they transfer that signal to the brain or to the finger directly? makes a HUGE difference.

It is a type of magnetic interference that can target specific areas of the brain and stimulate activity. I remember watching a youtube video about it a few months ago
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