'Telepathy' experiment success

The Harvard researchers said they had “demonstrated the conscious transmission of information between human brains through the intact scalp and without intervention of motor or peripheral sensory systems”.

"It is kind of technological realisation of the dream of telepathy, but it is definitely not magical," Giulio Ruffini, a theoretical physicist and co-author of the research, said.

"We are using technology to interact electromagnetically with the brain."

For the experiment, one person wearing a wireless, internet-linked electroencephalogram or EEG would think a simple greeting, like ‘hola’ or ‘ciao’.

A computer translated the words into digital binary code.

Then, this message was emailed from India to France, and delivered via robot to the receiver, who through non-invasive brain stimulation could see flashes of light in their peripheral vision.

The subjects receiving the message