President Salovey cuts ribbon for Brain Imaging Center using only his mind

December 17, 2018

From the BIC control room, graduate students Qi Lin and Cameron Ellis, with facility director Richard Watts, used real-time fMRI and multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) to decode President Salovey’s brain activity and provide neurofeedback. Prof. Nick Turk-Browne, across the hall with streaming video, introduced the demo to University leaders and stakeholders gathered for the BIC grand opening, and everybody cheered President Salovey on as he cut a ribbon on a screen by moving scissors with his brain signals.

(Photo credit: Michael Marsland)

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