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DARPA: We're Moving to Merge Humans and Machines. If You Can’t Beat Them… Without a doubt, computers and machines are besting humans in many ways thanks to developments in artificial intelligence (AI).

DARPA: We're Moving to Merge Humans and Machines

AIs have beaten their human counterparts at everything from games like Go and poker to driving safely and treating illnesses. Mine Control - Shadow. EMOTIV Epoc - 14 Channel Wireless EEG Headset. Brain Augmentation. Tan Le: Reimaging how the human brain is observed. The MindLeap virtual reality game system runs on your brainwaves. Click here for all of GamesBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage.

The MindLeap virtual reality game system runs on your brainwaves

Virtual reality gaming goes hands-free. Neurotechnology company MindMaze announces a thought-powered virtual reality game system called MindLeap today. Based on its proprietary system originally developed for use in the medical field, MindLeap detects brain and muscle activity, using mind power along with motion-capture cameras for gameplay in both virtual and augmented reality. The Switzerland-based company rides the towering VR wave led by Facebook’s Oculus with today’s accompanying announcement that it closed an $8.5 million angel-funding round, which it will use to build on its efforts in the medical field, where its technology accelerates recovery in patients with neurological deficits.

The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound - Scientific American Blog Network. New Orleans, October 16, 2012 - You walk into a bar and music is thumping.

The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound - Scientific American Blog Network

All heads are bobbing and feet tapping in synchrony. Somehow the rhythmic sound grabs control of the brains of everyone in the room forcing them to operate simultaneously and perform the same behaviors in synchrony. Mind-reading device invented by scientists to eavesdrop on 'inner voice' "We're trying to decode the brain activity related to that voice to create a medical prosthesis that can allow someone who is paralysed or locked in to speak.

Mind-reading device invented by scientists to eavesdrop on 'inner voice'

" The team recorded the brain activity of seven people undergoing epilepsy surgery while they looked at a screen displaying the nusery rhyme Humpty Dumpty, the Gettysbury Address or the inaugural speech of President John F Kennedy. Their brain activity was monitored as they read aloud the text and when they read it silently in their heads. Electrodes distributed over the brain Credit: Adeen Flinker, UC Berkeley From the spoken data the team managed to build a personal 'decoder' for each patient which interpreted the information and turned into a visual representation. 10 Mind-Reading Tech Projects That Might Freak You Out - Minding Your Mind. Click To View Slideshow» The NASA-Land Rover mind-reading car is just the latest freaky tech experiment.

10 Mind-Reading Tech Projects That Might Freak You Out - Minding Your Mind

Technology that reads your mind seems like a dream. Or a nightmare. Mind Control Device Demonstration - Tan Le. A New Device Could Make Memory Implants a Reality. Total Recall Memories are the faintest, most ethereal wisps of our neurophysiology — somehow, the firing of delicate synapses and the activation of neurons combine to produce the things we remember.

A New Device Could Make Memory Implants a Reality

The sum of our memories make us who we are; they are us, in every way, and without them we cease to be. Becoming Immortal: The Future of Brain Augmentation and Uploaded Consciousness. If you’ve ever worked with a virtualized computer, or played a video game ROM from a long-defunct console on your new PC, you understand the concept already: a mind is simply software, and the brain, the hardware it runs on.

Becoming Immortal: The Future of Brain Augmentation and Uploaded Consciousness

Imagine a day when your neurons, the matter that forms your mind, are transferred to a machine and their counterparts in your skull are disabled. Are you still you? Imagine a future of mind uploading, whole-brain emulation, and the full understanding of the connectome. Now, imagine neuroscientists even discover a way to resurrect the dead, to upload the mind of those who have gone before, our ancestors, Socrates, Einstein? In a paper published in Plos One in early December, scientists detailed how they were able to elicit a pattern similar to the living condition of the brain when exposing dead brain tissue to chemical and electrical probes. Here's How to Make Music With Only Your MIND! This article was originally published on June 25, 2014 but we think it still rocks!

Here's How to Make Music With Only Your MIND!

Electroencephalography (EEG) is a hardware technique long-used to diagnose and study epilepsy, sleep disorders, and brain death. Only recently has it expanded into the prosumer realm; within the past decade companies including Emotiv, NeuroSky, and iWinks have honed in on the usability and accessibility of the technology, creating and distributing consumer-friendly prototypes like lightweight skeletal headbands and even cat ear EEGs.

Pushed beyond the medical world, this rise in these brain-wave measuring devices coincides perfectly with the wearable revolution, and for artists, EEG technology has become a new medium; a tool for realizing near-perfect translations of creative ideas, and to observe creativity in action, straight off the dome.