Thursday, July 5, 2012

Brain-Scanning Binoculars Harness Soldiers' Unconscious Minds to Locate Threats

Brain-Scanning Binoculars Harness Soldiers' Unconscious Minds to Locate Threats: Through electroencephalogram (EEG), the device can pick up on a brain signal known as P300 that signifies an unconscious recognition of something visual.
It can take the brain some time to become conscious of things it sees, and when seconds are critical--say, in the case of a convoy barreling toward a buried IED--the Sentinel recognizes the P300 signal imparted by the unconscious perception of that threat and alerts the soldier that he has just seen something significant, trimming the time between his seeing something and actually perceiving the threat.

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