Virtual helicopters piloted with thoughts

Pilots of virtual helicopters can use their minds alone to achieve precise navigation of a three-dimensional environment, a new study reports.

The paper, published in a recent issue of PLoS One, is the first to use external recordings of brain activity to provide such fine control of computer-based tasks. It’s hoped that the findings will be important in developing mind-controlled prosthetics.

Continue reading at Cosmos magazine. Originally published 2nd November 2011.

 

 

 

IMAGE: Bin He/PLoS ONE

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