Wireless connection to brains?

kkollins at pop3.concentric.net kkollins at pop3.concentric.net
Tue Dec 1 20:25:02 EST 1998

John wrote:

> Thread title caught my attention. An Aus TV science program Quantum carried
> a story circa 2 years ago concerning the development of mental switch, a
> device that could activated by the individual thinking in a certain style.

a similar(?) thing was discussed on this board a few weeks back.

> It definitely was not words or linguistic in anyway, the device relied on a
> fairly well known change; something akin to brain wave changes in certain
> conscious states. Most people can learn the trick - it is not hard but some
> brains just won't do it.

My favorite insight into the subtle control of Learning, was a Lewis Thomas
essay in which he recalled his having to make only one ear "blush" :-) ken

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