Mind-reading helmet could help interrogators distinguish friend from foe

Criminals and captured enemy combatants who pride themselves on their ability to withstand tough interrogations could be in for a bit of a surprise. U.S. based company Veritas Scientific is developing an EEG helmet that will pick up on the unique signatures emitted by a person's brain, allowing interrogators to pick… » 7/11/12 10:41am 7/11/12 10:41am

Motorists who control cars with their minds drive more safely

According to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, August is the most dangerous month of the year to be a U.S. motorist. But here's some promising news for the future: researchers have created a device that allows people to control their brakes just by thinking about it. In The Journal… » 8/01/11 7:00am 8/01/11 7:00am

Scientists Use Your Brain to Read Other People's Minds

Your private thoughts could be used to pry information out of somebody else's mind. Today a group of neuroscientists announced they used test subjects' brains to train computers how to "recognize" electrical patterns created by thoughts. Specifically, they trained the computers to recognize thoughts about objects… » 1/02/08 7:20am 1/02/08 7:20am