Digital Mind Reading: It’s Already Here

Recent reports from China's Xinhua state news agency have been reported in a number of other outlets as of late, with every one of them focusing on one aspect of the Brain Talker brain-computer interface (BCI) in particular---namely that it permits those who are using the chip to "discriminate minor neural electrical signals and decode… Continue reading Digital Mind Reading: It’s Already Here

It All Comes Back to Sound (And Tesla)

In previous posts, we've explored how DARPA recently awarded major grants to Batelle among others, all in the interest of developing advanced brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) for military applications. And, not all that far removed from our exploration of that very topic, we also saw how BCIs are capable of permitting users to create music directly… Continue reading It All Comes Back to Sound (And Tesla)

All the Brain’s a Stage: Theatre and the Brain-Computer Interface

Whether in medicine, video games, or the arts, we've certainly covered a number of bases where uses for brain-computer interface technologies are concerned. Recently, however, BrainBit's EEG headbands, a non-invasive BCI that monitors brain activity using alpha, beta, delta, and theta waves, was put to use in the realm of theatre. Throughout the performance, a… Continue reading All the Brain’s a Stage: Theatre and the Brain-Computer Interface

Talking Timelines: The Simulation Point

It's been a minute since we've explored the timelines on which we might see brain-computer interface (BCI) technology in use in our everyday lives, so let's return to that topic now, specifically as it pertains to the creation of a realistic life simulator indistinguishable from reality. In this article for Digital Trends, Rizwan Virk does an… Continue reading Talking Timelines: The Simulation Point

EMPATHY on Tour – Thank You, Books and Beer!

I had a blast at last night's Books and Beer event in Columbus, Wisconsin. Thanks to everyone who attended, to author Valerie Biel for organizing the event, and to Cercis Brewing Company for hosting. This was the final stop of the EMPATHY spring tour, but I'm already adding new events for this summer! Be sure… Continue reading EMPATHY on Tour – Thank You, Books and Beer!