UC Irvine: Scientists to Study Synthetic Telepathy (UCI News 13/8/08)

“Researchers get grant to develop communication system based on thoughts, not speech”

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Scientists to study synthetic telepathy

Researchers get grant to develop communication system based on thoughts, not speech

Irvine, Calif., August 13, 2008

A team of UC Irvine scientists has been awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to study the neuroscientific and signal-processing foundations of synthetic telepathy.

The research could lead to a communication system that would benefit soldiers on the battlefield and paralysis and stroke patients, according to lead researcher Michael D’Zmura, chair of the UCI Department of Cognitive Sciences.

“Thanks to this generous grant we can work with experts in automatic speech recognition and in brain imaging at other universities to research a brain-computer interface with applications in military, medical and commercial settings,” D’Zmura says.

The brain-computer interface would use a noninvasive brain imaging technology like electroencephalography to let people communicate thoughts to each other…

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