DECODING THE BRAIN: UNIVERSAL DECODER

by Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American Mind Special Issue, November/December 2014

Another example of a basic universal decoder is on display through January 4, 2015, at New York City’s Discovery Times Square, where Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition gives fans the ability to experience an interactive head-up display similar to Iron Man’s. A three-electrode wireless EEG sensor activates the display when a visitor presses his or her forehead against it. The sensor also helps users navigate the display to watch video clips, play games and see their brain waves in real time, although eye-tracking sensors and software also assist with the navigation. The system was built with redundancy to ensure that it worked reliably for the large crowds visiting the exhibit... Read More