When science fiction becomes science reality!

Science Daily report this week: Scientists have discovered that mindful meditation can help subjects learn and improve the ability to mind-control brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

After subjects in the MBAT (mindfulness-based attention and training) group completed their training course they were charged with learning to control a simple BCI system (an apparatus that allows an individual to control a machine or computer directly from their brain) by navigating a cursor across a computer screen using their thought.

“The meditation group showed significantly enhanced capability of modulating their alpha rhythm, the activity pattern monitored by the BCI system to mentally control the movement of a computer cursor.”

Mind-blown! full article here