Brain-to-Brain (Mind-to-Mind) Interaction at Distance: A Pilot Study

19 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2014 Last revised: 14 Oct 2018

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Patrizio E. Tressoldi

Università di Padova

Luciano Pederzoli

EvanLab

Marco Bilucaglia

EvanLab

Patrizio Caini

EvanLab

Pasquale Fedele

LiquidWeb

Alessandro Ferrini

EvanLab

Simone Melloni

EvanLab

Agostino Accardo

University of Trieste - Department of Engineering and Architecture

Date Written: May 24, 2014

Abstract

The hypothesis to detect a sequence of events by analyzing the EEG activity of two human partners spatially separated and connected only mentally, was explored sending to a member of the couple a sequence of silence-signal events and analyzing the EEG activity of the second member of the couple. By using a special classification algorithm and five couples of participants characterized by a long friendship and a capacity in maintaining a focused mental concentration, we observed an overall percentage of correct coincidences of 78%, ranging from one-hundred percent for the first two segments, to approximately forty-three percent of the last two. The percentages of coincidences of the first five segments of the protocol were above eighty percent.

Furthermore a robust statistically significant correlation was observed in the alpha band in twelve out fifteen pairs of recordings.

The observed results seem supporting the possibility to connect two brains at distance excluding conventional means, paving the way to devise a sort of mental telecommunication at distance.

Keywords: BCI; brain-to-brain interaction; entanglement; classification algorithm; supervisor learning machines

Suggested Citation

Tressoldi, Patrizio E. and Pederzoli, Luciano and Bilucaglia, Marco and Caini, Patrizio and Fedele, Pasquale and Ferrini, Alessandro and Melloni, Simone and Accardo, Agostino, Brain-to-Brain (Mind-to-Mind) Interaction at Distance: A Pilot Study (May 24, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2423852 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2423852

Patrizio E. Tressoldi (Contact Author)

Università di Padova ( email )

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Padova, 35131
Italy

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Luciano Pederzoli

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Marco Bilucaglia

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Patrizio Caini

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Pasquale Fedele

LiquidWeb ( email )

Viale Cesare Maccari
Siena, 53100
Italy

Alessandro Ferrini

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Simone Melloni

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Agostino Accardo

University of Trieste - Department of Engineering and Architecture ( email )

Via Alfonso Valerio 6/1
TRIESTE, 34127
Italy

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