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Operating a computer only with your mind sounds like utopian science-fiction straight out of Elon Musks wildest dreams? Well, brain-computer-interfaces already exist and here’s the science and technology behind it: Click on our new infographic to learn about where BCIs can be applied and how they work!



If you are interested in Brain-Computer-Interfacing, join the BR41N.IO hackathon at the Brainstorms Festival in March. Click on the picture below and find out more.


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