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Is the human brain capable of receiving radio frequency transmissions and decoding them? Altobelli, Matt.. Rochester Institute of Technology, 14 Jun 2019. Experiment
The participant will first be presented with an informed consent form providing information about the study. Next an EEG cap will be put on the participants head and connected to the EEG device that will transmit brain activity, coded on superlabs. The participant will sit on the opposite side of the lab as the researcher, next to a receiver that has been muted. The walls of the lab will be soundproofed and resistant to outside radio frequencies. The researcher will send a word via radio frequency to the receiver at various frequencies. The participant will write down any words that come to mind. The participant will be recorded during this process so we can analyze correct responses with the EEG by knowing exactly what time they answered correctly, and looking at the EEG data to see what areas of the brain were active during the decoding process. The participant will experience 4 minutes of each tested frequency. A debriefing form will be given to the participant after completion of the study, and their personal information will remain private.
The challenges will be finding which frequencies to test, and then find a way to actually process correct answers. We do not know if there is a time delay between receiving the frequency and decoding it, so we will need to examine all EEG data for participants who answer correctly.
This first study is to try to isolate certain frequencies and brain structures that can communicate with each other. I will also be measuring reaction time to the stimulus for correct and incorrect answers.
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