Brain-to-Brain (Mind-to-Mind) Interaction at Distance: A Pilot Study
19 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2014 Last revised: 14 Oct 2018
Date Written: May 24, 2014
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
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