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Psychokinesis

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Transcript of Psychokinesis

WHAT IS IMPOSSIBLE?
Psychokinesis
Using the Brain
biofeedback and EEG patterns
learn how to control body's functions
control EEG patterns
individuals can produce certain patterns
Experiments
Niels Birbaumer in Germany
monkeys and biofeedback
Emory University in Atlanta
BrainGate
Kaku's Other Ideas
psychokinetically designed home
room-temperature superconductor that coats walls, tiny electromagnets inside household objects
What does it mean if something is impossible?
Class I
Class II
Class III
Ideas that can be developed in this century and abide by the laws of physics
Ideas that might be realized on a scale of thousands to millions of years

Technologies that violate the laws of physics
The ability to move objects by thinking about them
Uri Geller
Israeli Psychic
claimed to bend spoons with his mind
revealed by The Amazing Randi in 1973
Problems with Studying Psychokinesis
gravity is only attractive
Maxwell's equations
energy supply
law of conservation of energy
BrainGate
The BrainGate System
Michio Kaku's Ideas
John Donoghue
Mathew Nagle
basic elements:
chip
connector
converter
computer
What if we had a portable computer?
What if the wires were made wireless?
Pros
Cons
So what's the catch?
chip can remain for two years
can be safely removed
spiking from neurons can be decoded
useful for paralyzed victims
just have to think of an action
size
calibration
connection between muscle and computer
complexity of the brain
Sources
http://old.richarddawkins.net/videos/3498-how-to-bend-a-spoon-with-just-your-mind

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/EEG

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/biofeedback/MY01072

http://www.braingate2.org/donoghue.asp

http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2009/06/timeline

http://mrgrey65.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/technical-papers-brain-gate/

http://facstaff.unca.edu/cschrade/biofeedback_faq.htm

http://www.effective-time-management-strategies.com/biofeedback-techniques.html

http://blog.ghostproductions.com/tag/braingate/

http://www.cyberkineticsinc.com

http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/113.web.stuff/Travis/what_is.html

http://www.superconductors.org

http://www.users.qwest.net/~csconductor/Experiment_Guide/Meissner%20Effect.htm

http://www.chemistryexplained.com/St-Te/Superconductors.html#b

Kaku, Michio. "Psychokinesis." Physics of the Impossible. New York: Doubleday, 2008. 88-102. Print.



Superconductors
Type I
Is the levitation of objects possible?
Type II
substances that have no electrical resistance
exhibit perfect diamagnetism
metals and metalloids that show some conductivity at room temperature
metallic compounds and alloys that exhibit superconductivity
Meissner effect
transition from normal to superconducting state excludes magnetic field from interior
Thoughts for the Future...
By Ravali Mukthineni
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