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How people could accomplish tasks together using only their minds

A team of scientists has created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds. In BrainNet, three people play a Tetris-like game using a brain-to-brain interface. This is the first demonstration of two things: a brain-to-brain network of more than two people, and a person being able to both receive and send information to others using only their brain. The team hopes that these results pave the way for future brain-to-brain interfaces that allow people to collaborate to solve tough problems that one brain alone couldn't solve. The researchers also believe this is an appropriate time to start to have a larger conversation about the ethics of this kind of brain augmentation research and developing protocols to ensure that people's privacy is respected as the technology improves. Credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington

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