The military may have a potent new weapon in its arsenal, but it doesn’t involve state-of-the-art hardware or phenomenal firepower. The U.S. Army has successfully used a desktop computer to determine what target image a soldier was thinking about.
The experiment took place at an Army research facility known as “The MIND Lab” located within Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Cognitive neuroscientist Anthony Ries decoded a soldier’s brain signals by hooking him up to an electroencephalogram – a device that reads brain waves. More →