Tired of talking?

Telepathic communication might be one step closer to reality thanks to new research from the University of Washington. A team created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds.

“We wanted to know if a group of people could collaborate using only their brains. That’s how we came up with the idea of BrainNet: where two people help a third person solve a task.”

corresponding author Rajesh Rao
Mark Stone/University of Washington

Communicating with other humans had a massive impact on the overall evolution of our species. Not only did we learned to draw abstract figures into the walls of our caves and created a memory system through this. We also developed a strong temporarily communication form. Between two human beings, speaking to each other is the most effective mode of communication.

Are we ready for the next step?

BrainNet: A Multi-Person Brain-to-Brain Interface for Direct Collaboration Between Brains