University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher.


During a demonstration one researcher played a computer game with his mind. Across campus, the fellow researcher wearing a magnetic stimulation coil over the left motor cortex region of his brain, received commands from the first. Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, the first researcher sent a brain signal to his fellow, causing his finger to move on a keyboard.


Earlier, researchers at Duke University have demonstrated brain-to-brain (B2B ;-) communication between two rats, and Harvard researchers have demonstrated it between a human and a rat, but human brain-to-brain communication had not been done before.