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Neuroscience students play Pong with their brains

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Students in a neuroscience lab wore EEG caps and played Pong using their brains.
[00:00:00] >> Hi, my name is Sarah Kreider, I'll graduate in 2021 and I'm a clinical neuro major. This is Neuroscience Laboratory 2. My name's Braden Mills, I'm a sophomore, and I'm in the clinical neuroscience major. Today we're learning about alpha waves within the brain that can be detected by computer programs and stuff that can be used for like prosthetic arms and stuff like that. [00:00:20] But today we're just using it for a ping pong simulation. Before coming into class we didn't know that it was going to be like a tournament style. We knew that there was going to be some sort of competition and then I got nervous, 'cause like when you play Pong like on the computer with your hand, and I really suck at it, so I thought that I wasn't going to do very well, like doing it with my brain, but I actually did a lot better.