NASA seeks partners on brain-enabled technology

NASA seeks partners on brain-enabled technology

The average human brain holds about 85 billion neurons blasting out electrical signals at 250 mph, and researchers at NASA Langley Research Center are working to tap into all that energy.

The power of the mind has long been captured by biofeedback devices, but these scientists are taking it a step further: using brain waves to interact with machines.

It's called Brain-Computer Interface, and NASA is on a mission to explore its potential and find industry partners to innovate ways to bring BCI to market.

Spin-off technologies NASA is researching now include ways to use brain waves to improve the performance of athletes, videogamers, pilots, special operations forces and...