July 30, 2011

Put the brakes on using your brain power

German researchers have used drivers’ brain signals, for the first time, to assist in braking, providing much quicker reaction times and a potential solution to the thousands of car accidents that are caused by human error. The study, published in IOP Publishing’s Journal of Neural Engineering, identified the parts of the brain that are most active when braking and used a driving simulator to demonstrate the viability of mind-reading assisted driving. Video by Benjamin Blankertz and Stefan Haufe

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