The article details the strategies that the research team took to make sure that participants couldn’t “cheat” in the experiment and then continues:
“We took many steps to make sure that people were not cheating,” Stocco said.
Participants were able to guess the correct object in 72 percent of the real games, compared with just 18 percent of the control rounds. Incorrect guesses in the real games could be caused by several factors, the most likely being uncertainty about whether a phosphene had appeared.
“They have to interpret something they’re seeing with their brains,” said co-author Chantel Prat, a faculty member at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences and a UW associate professor of psychology. “It’s not something they’ve ever seen before.”
These findings extend the astounding results that this research team has been able to produce in their other experiments in the past. Check out the excellent article on the Science Daily website for more amazing details on their brain-to-brain connection research.
Source: ScienceDaily.com – “Team links two human brains for question-and-answer experiment“
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