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Researchers at Univ. of Washington claim successful 'mind control'
SEATTLE, Wash. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It turns out mind control may not be that far-fetched after all.
Researchers at the University of Washington say they've successfully made it happen.
They hooked a professor and his research assistant up to devices that monitor brain signals, and put them on opposite ends of campus.
The professor watched a video game and thought about hitting the space bar when it was time to fire a missile.
That thought stimulated the part of his assistant's brain that controls his right hand, and his hand actually twitched, making him hit the button right on cue.
Researchers say the next step is trying to transmit more complex information from one brain to another.