Meditation Did You Know You Can Control Machines with Your...

Did You Know You Can Control Machines with Your Mind(fulness)?


- Advertisment -

Mindfulness, when applied to mind control may seem like a paradox, but a new study shows that meditation improves an individual’s ability to control a computer directly from their mind.


Brain-computer interface (BCI), sometimes referred to as brain-machine interface, is a technology has been around since the early 1940s, when German neuroscientist Hans Berger invented the electroencephalogram (EEG) and discovered alpha wave activity in the human brain. In the early 1970s, the term “BCI” was coined by Belgian computer scientist Jacques Vidal during his research on biocybernetics at UCLA. The first cochlear implants, a form of BCI technology that inputs artificial sensors into the human auditory system to provide a sense of sound to those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, appeared in 1972. By the mid-1990s, neuroprosthetic devices were being developed, allowing the brain to control artificial limbs.

In recent years, research has focused on developing noninvasive forms of BCI using external “sensing” rather than implants. While BCI responds to how we think, it does not necessarily read our minds. The technology detects fluctuations in brain signals with EEG and analyzes them, translating those readings into commands or actions that are carried out by a machine or device. Though noninvasive BCI technology is widely considered a safer route, it takes longer for the human mind and the machine to sync up, and often lacks precision.

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

An Accessible Yoga Sequence for Practicing Lord of the Dance Pose

From Tabletop, bring a block or folded blanket under one hand to play with an asymmetrical version of...

How Loving Yourself Can Be a Revolutionary Act

Amber Karnes is well aware that the body positivity movement has been co-opted by commercial campaigns designed...

This Technique will Make Common Yoga Poses Accessible for Folks in Larger Bodies

In this five-minute tutorial, Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga, shares a technique she calls "Take...

Chair Yoga: 3 Tree Pose Variations

Why do you practice Vrksasana (Tree Pose)? Here, Jivana Heyman—founder and director of the international nonprofit...
- Advertisement -

108-Second Interview With Rosie Acosta

LA-based yoga and meditation teacher and Radically Loved podcast host Rosie Acosta answers Yoga Journal's rapid...

The Best Twisting Pose for Cleansing and Energizing

Begin in Sukhasana (Easy Pose) with your right leg crossed on top of your left. Root down with...

Must read

Yoga Poses For Tight Hamstrings

From yoga to running or lifting weights, all forms...

Lady Gaga and Cardi B Meet at the Grammys

What was expected of her was the same thing...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you