We’re one step closer to being able to read each other’s minds

The ability to read someone else’s mind is a staple of science fiction and superhero plotlines dating back decades, but it’s obviously never been close to reality. A new study by a team of neuroscientists using a tool they dub “BrainNet” doesn’t change that, but it does take us one tiny step closer and that’s pretty cool.

The team, which has submitted their work in a paper awaiting publishing, describes how they managed to connect the brains of three different people and allowed them to communicate without seeing each other or speaking a single word. As ScienceAlert writes, the BrainNet system combines two existing technologies — electroencephalograms and transcranial magnetic stimulation — to allow three participants to passively send brain signals to each other.

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