So we all know that Pong was the first video game. Well, now it can be played for the first time … using MIND CONTROL … link

It blows my mind that such things are possible. What’s more, MRI techniques are bound to keep getting more and more precise, so I suspect we’ll be hearing about a lot more of these fMRI experiments.

Of course, there is a massive gap between such science and workable, everyday technology. Subjects must learn how to control the proper areas of the brain, which requires training and practice. Therefore, using these techniques for possible treatments for mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia (as suggested in the article) is just a pie-in-the-sky suggestion (for now). But that’s likely the sort of “big picture” discussion they feel obligated to include when spicing up their scientific grant proposals.