Mind Can Manipulate Digital Images, Research Shows

A man is shown thinking about pictures of Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe in a conceptual rendering of the experiments in the study.

You don’t need a touchpad to manipulate complex visual images on a computer screen. Research shows that it can be done using only the mind.

A recent study, published in Nature found that when research subjects had their brains connected to a computer displaying two merged images, they could force the computer to display one of the images and discard the other. The signals transmitted from each subject’s brain to the computer were derived from just a handful of brain cells. [Read more…]