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Non-Invasive Brain-to-Brain Interface (BBI): Establishing Functional Links between Two Brains

  • Seung-Schik Yoo mail,

    yoo@bwh.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, School of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea, Center for Bionics, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea

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  • Hyungmin Kim,

    Affiliations: Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Center for Bionics, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea

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  • Emmanuel Filandrianos,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Seyed Javid Taghados,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Shinsuk Park

    Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

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  • Published: April 03, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060410
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

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rat's ass

Posted by psychosemioticus on 03 Aug 2013 at 00:55 GMT

Regarding the breakthrough BBI (brain-to-brain) hookup through focused ultrasound computer technology (human-to-mouse), bravo!

However, as psychosemiotician by trade ;-) , I must comment on what could be called "textualist fabulism". You see, psychosemiotics breaks down signs S* used in actual conscious communication-exchanges into: 1. text, communicating intention; and 2. the empirical token exemplifying it. Now nothing, if I may say so, connects what goes on in a human BCI event, connected with images or thoughts of tail-wagging rat, and the CBI event resulting in that rat's ass moving. Lets get serious guys. The tail wagging wasn't from mind reading Jack's amygdala. That's projecting textual meaning, or ideas, along the synaptic paths the tokens take. But, with quantum computing now available,this brings BBI technology close enough to the masses for the text-token confusion, itself, to scare the crap out of youse.

No competing interests declared.