Carnegie Mellon University

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July 25, 2019

CMU researchers read data from brains to help people learn

Axios featured work by a group of CMU Engineering researchers connecting with brains to help people learn faster. The researchers read data from volunteers’ brains as they learn to control a computer cursor with their minds. These experiments allow the researchers to understand the difficulty level of the tasks for each individual. With this information, they could eventually customize counterintuitive ways to learn faster for each person’s mind. However, this technology also raises concerns. For example, analyzing a person’s brain activity could reveal information about their past experiences that they may not want to divulge, says BME/ECE’s Byron Yu. Read the article here.